Unlikely, Unsafe, Unprecedented & Unpopular. “An independent Scotland should consider joining the Euro if it becomes a member of the European Union, according to a leading expert.” Herald 17th Feb Kirsty Hughes proposal is: unlikely, unsafe, unprecedented and unpopular. Kirsty has stated elsewhere an Independent Scotland seeking to join the EU would need to goContinue reading “Eurotrash”

Textbook Disinformation

All Quiet on the SNP Front? In Scotland we see two, literally, textbook disinformation strategies from the Scottish National Party. The textbook in question being “Propaganda & Persuasion – Garth S. Jowett, Victoria O’Donnell”. As a communication process ‘disinformation’ is described by two models developed by Jowett and O’Donnell. The deflective source model, and theContinue reading “Textbook Disinformation”

Folksy Man of the People Posturing

“I wanna live like common people, I wanna do whatever common people do…” Pulp “Common People” The technique we are going to look at in this, the second chapter of the populist’s playbook is “Folksy Man of the People Posturing”. Our examples come from over two thousand years of history and across the political spectrum.Continue reading “Folksy Man of the People Posturing”