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The Bad Side of Social Media: Brainwashing

An encounter with a leave-supporting protester outside Parliament this week led me, as an information scientist, to look again at the role of social media and the Internet in the Brexit debate. I asked this person, who I call X … Continue reading

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Turkeys, Christmas and Brexit

For weeks I have been asking various Internet forums why people voted Leave. I have never had a reply except for one which is best politely paraphrased as ‘Don’t you know, stupid’. Well, I don’t know why. But I can … Continue reading

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Brainwashing Brexit

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that this government is trying to brainwash the country into a hard Brexit. Just after Theresa May became Prime Minister we heard ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Empty words. A few days later we were going … Continue reading

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Understanding Leave Voters

Why did and do so many people support leave? I’ve been struggling to understand this ever since the referendum. While I’ve been stuck at home recently I’ve been able to look into it a bit more. Here are some of … Continue reading

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Letter to Mrs May

Dear Mrs May Why are you leading us into this madness? Why do you let leave supporters get away with saying an overwhelming majority of the British people voted to leave when actually only 37% of the electorate voted for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Brexiterendum

Not since the Iraq War have I felt so enraged about the actions of our politicians and so I’ve put together some thoughts on the Brexiterendum and the mess it has got us into. The First Mistake This referendum should … Continue reading

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