In the European debate, many people were against Nigel Farage, the 'alcoholic lying radical racist'. But Britain ended up leaving Europe, so Farage must have done something right to win that many votes, right?
Brexit and its consequences
In this file we look at the Brexit from different perspectives. From political online activism, the framing of the voters and the opinions of writers before the Brexit to the linguicide afterwards.
De instant-analyses die na verkiezingen en referenda - hier, de Brexit - worden gemaakt slaan vaak nergens op. Zeker wanneer ze "slimme" kiezers tegenover "domme" identificeren, en die laatste dan blameren voor de uitslag.
Brexit is generating a wave of linguistic purism.French politicians urged the EU to drop English as one of its 24 official languages, And now, a British group wants to erase French words from English passports. (Dennis Baron)
Isabell Wutz and Lisanne Nugteren (Tilburg University) argue that in the context of the Brexit. that vox populism, slacktivism and online intertextuality have an adverse effect to the representativeness of the public debate.
Digitalization brought a new form of political participation labelled slacktivism. Slacktivism can harm real-life political activism. It only gives a feeling of self justification instead of actually achieving political goals.