Tag: George Lakoff

EU Politics

Repeat after me: EU myth rebuttal does not work

New year. Same old UK-EU comms. Two tweets from today: A new year brings new opportunities to debunk EU myths. Here is: things euroscpetics don't want you to know #1! pic.twitter.com/WtGnQx26pe — Richard Corbett (@RCorbettMEP) January 6, 2015 .@damiangreenmp argues that pro-Europeans must 'dispel the myth, fostered by the Better […]

EU Politics

The European Union and truth

Apologies if this is stating the obvious to too many of my readers, but there is no truth about the European Union. The words sound simple enough. But what do I actually mean? People that are in favour of the European Union and their country’s continued membership of it have […]

EU Politics

‘Now is not the time to put the environment in the back seat’ – some framing lessons for Janez Potočnik

Yet more EU politics reflections via Twitter today – I saw this from Janez Potočnik, Environment Commissioner: [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/JanezPotocnikEU/status/55991013877096448″] The link leads through to a speech he gave in Athens today – full text here. The key message – that the worst of the financial crisis is over for Greece and […]

Technology, UK Politics

Framing the debate: Future of the BBC

There’s something deeply wrong with the ‘debate’ currently going on about the future of the BBC, and I think it boils down to the essential question: what is the value of public service broadcasting? Two themes dominate the debate at the moment. The first is a kind of cost-benefit analysis, […]