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What the Thornberry affair tells us about politicians online

Cowls, Josh (2014) What the Thornberry affair tells us about politicians online. British Politics and Policy at LSE (01 Dec 2014). Website.

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Emily Thornberry was forced to resign as shadow Attorney General after her now infamous tweet of white van parked outside a house draped in England flags. The Thornberry affair is evidence that what many see as the trend towards the increasingly professionalised, stage-managed, spin-doctored presentation of British politicians has not yet fully spread to online social platforms like Twitter, argues Josh Cowls.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 08:10
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 23:16

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