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Rhiannon
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and this, about slogans in politics
May 11, 2017, 10:18
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/10/strong-and-stable-leadership-could-theresa-mays-rhetorical-carpet-bombing-backfire

ooh I thought this was very interesting

about the infuriating endless repetition of That Phrase (which apparently only 15% of the electorate are even aware of, curiously, you'd think it had got everywhere) - that although these things are made to sink into people's subconscious, they also run the risk of sounding totally inauthentic, which people hate.

I thought this was pretty amusing, that SNP’s John Nicolson called out Karen Bradley on it. She said “Who do the British public want to be leader, strong and stable leadership with Theresa May, or a coalition of chaos with Jeremy Corbyn?” and he said “Karen, you’re the secretary of state for culture, you’re supposed to be interested in language, you have to come out with better lines than that. Karen, those lines were written for you. ‘Strong and stable leadership’ and ‘coalition of chaos’, and it really … it’s like being with the Stepford wives, the way politicians from the Conservative party keep churning out the lines.”
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