Our democracy is poorly served by widespread ignorance about campaign technology, and the fact glamorous alarmism wins more headlines than grubby reality.
Posts Tagged: Leave EU
The Moggcast. Burt and Duncan’s “absurd” attacks on Johnson “must have been” approved by Downing Street.
Inside the ERG’s Brexit plans. Why Rees-Mogg doesn’t believe the hype about ‘Blue Wave’ entryism. Plus: how he spent his summer.
Iain Dale: May understands the importance of trade with Africa, even if the usual suspects sneer at the idea
Plus: Why Leave.eu supporters are more in step with Conservative policy than Soubry; and: shaking things up on the airwaves.
It has not automatically turned away previous UKIPers. Lewis’ local Association has absorbed seven former purple councillors.
If overcome by the belief that Putin bought the referendum, our advice is to lie down in a dark room until the feeling goes away.
We advised scepticism about the Brexit conspiracy theories – and now The Observer is ‘clarifying’ its allegations
Wishful thinking is a risky thing to indulge – it can lead people not to ask sufficiently tough questions to test the things that they are told.
There must be a middle-ground between taking data-driven campaigning for granted and wild alarmism about its dangers
Given that most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works, it’s a field ripe for under- or over-reaction. Or, indeed, both at the same time.
And here’s the thing: Banks knew it. Farage knew it. But they didn’t care. Their primary objective was to be seen to lead the campaign, not to win it.
If this odd couple succeed, the millionaire gets to claim he made Brexit happen and the paper gets to imply that Brexit is illegitimate.
If such cautions from a public servant are dismissed simply as coming from a Europhile, then we will all be the losers.
Also: Demands for probe into expenses of SNP MPs as costs soar; economist says Wales no longer ‘significantly underfunded’; and more.
This is what happens when venomous people, united by a common constitutional fetishism, are thrust onto the public stage.
Iain Dale: The task of Leave campaigners now is to come together, unite – and fight the campaign of their lives.
Plus: The ludicrous Evan Harris. My broken mobile. The menace of TTIP. The smears of Yvette Cooper. And: why Polly Toynbee swiftly changed the subject.
For years Eurosceptics have been derided as “obsessives” – which is being shown in their campaigning zeal.
Leave EU v Vote Leave. Complex details, simple choice. Do you want a UKIP-flavoured Brexit campaign or not?
The sooner all concerned grasp this, the better.