Welcome to The Populist’s Playbook
- Are you uneasy about what’s happening with politics?
- Do you ever feel like roughly half of voters have taken leave of their senses?
- Do people you thought you knew well seem to suddenly believe unbelievable things?
The Populist’s Playbook – Podcast and Blog, pulls apart twelve, well established, techniques that are used to manipulate voters.
Using modern and historical examples we explore: What they are, Why they work, and How to counter them.
In other posts we look at other analyses, in particular of Scottish, British and European politics.
Welcome to the Populist’s Playbook
The Scottish and American reactions to school shootings have been worlds apart. The Dunblane Massacre shocked, shamed and scared Scotland: on 13th March 1996, Thomas Hamilton shot dead 16 pupils and one teacher and injured 15 others before killing himself. The almost immediate reaction by the Government in Westminster was a UK-wide tightening of gunContinue reading “The Politics of Parchment”
It is a jus cogens (generally accepted) principle established in international law that ‘a people‘ have a right to ‘self-determination‘, and it’s surely one liberals and democrats should support. It has been a key factor in creating the stability of the post-war settlement. It is recognised as a principle in the UN charter. Unhelpfully inContinue reading “Self Determination or Self Integrity?”
In Scotland there are anecdotal reports of Anglophobia, but no official stats; yet the Police collect data that could be used. However
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