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Quote of the week

“This is just a little pit stop. This is not a period this is a comma.”

Barack Obama, 20th January 2017

What colour is Brexit?

If Brexit were a colour, what colour would it be? Are you dreaming of a ‘white’ Brexit meaning we get everything we hoped for? Or is your Brexit ‘black’ meaning we get out of Europe as quickly as possible with no strings attached? Maybe you are looking for something in between – a ‘grey’ Brexit – presumably with 50 shades?

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Quote of the week

“Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a titanic success of it.”

Boris Johnson, 2nd November 2016

The semantics and pragmatics of ‘Brexit means Brexit’

We have been tracking the use of the slogan ‘Brexit means Brexit’ at neutralfooting. At Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday we learnt a little more about its use though the Prime Minister who originally coined this soundbite.

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Quote of the week

“You know what some people call them? The nasty party.”

Theresa May, 5th October 2016

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Quote of the week

“Remain means remain”

Angus Robertson, 20th July 2016

PMQs watch: Theresa May’s first outing – a touch of Thatcher perhaps?

Theresa May delivered her first Prime Minister’s questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon and came through the event relatively unscathed with a touch of “Thatcher” to her performance as some commentators noted.

Her former boss, David Cameron, developed a competent, confident and charismatic approach to PMQs. May scored well in two of these areas but lacked the charisma of her former boss. Continue reading “PMQs watch: Theresa May’s first outing – a touch of Thatcher perhaps?”

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