“Misfits Baby Misfits”

de Ruyter, A. (2020) “Misfits Baby Misfits”. Centre for Brexit Studies Blog, Centre for Brexit Studies.

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Abstract

So the new year is well and truly on us and “misfits” and “weirdos” are the No. 10 flavour of the month according to chief strategist Dominic Cummings in his recent blog “Two Hands are a lot”. Legendary Australian band Cold Chisel penned the song “Misfits” back in the late 1970s:
“Well youth is my advantage
Anonymity my reward
While the world’s being measured
For a uniform
It’s my luxury to be ignored”
Time it seems has not lessened the appeal of the “odds and spads” (just another turn on British eccentricity then?) and Cummings desires to connect with the young (“new thinkers” rather than “old thinkers”?).

Item Type: Other
Date: 7 January 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: ALEX DE RUYTER, BCU, BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, BREXIT, CENTRE FOR BREXIT STUDIES, CIVIL SERVICE, CONSERVATIVE PARTY, CONSERVATIVES, DOMINIC CUMMINGS, EU, EU MEMBERSHIP, GOVERNMENT, PARLIAMENT, POLITICS, PROFESSOR ALEX DE RUYTER, TORY PARTY
Subjects: L200 Politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Poppy Surplice
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2020 09:56
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2020 09:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10243

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