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The UK is reaping what the British media have been sowing for a long time

Kyriakidou, Maria (2016) The UK is reaping what the British media have been sowing for a long time. Euro Crisis in the Press (25 Jun 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The result of the EU referendum and the now imminent Brexit have been met with shock and disbelief both globally and in the UK. Despite indications by the polls there was still hope that reason would prevail over inwardness, hate and anger. At the same time, however, the result seems to be the sad but natural culmination of a campaign period marked by viciousness, lies and fear-mongering, which has divided the country and unleashed dark powers of nationalistic superiority, racism and xenophobia that would have been hard to deal with, even if the result of the referendum had been different, and the British public had decided to stay within the Union. Emotions have been running high in the last months, and the UK media contributed significantly to this. But their toxic role in the referendum has to be seen beyond this specific historical moment.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Sets: Collections > LSE Euro Crisis in the Press Blog
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 13:28
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77662

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