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Having cake and eating it: how a hyperbolic metaphor framed Brexit

Musolff, Andreas (2020) Having cake and eating it: how a hyperbolic metaphor framed Brexit. LSE Brexit (13 Feb 2020), 1 - 2. Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since Boris Johnson first invoked the idea that Britain could 'have its cake and eat it' by staying in the Single Market while ending freedom of movement, the phrase has become shorthand for Brexiters' optimism. Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia) explains how a metaphorical proverb shot through with hyperbolic assertion proved so powerful.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 14:57
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104131

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