Cummings’s techno-babble Brexit

Biedermann, Ferry (2021) Cummings’s techno-babble Brexit. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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The main Brexit news of the past couple of weeks was no news at all. Reactions to the BBC interview with Vote Leave campaign architect Dominic Cummings focused on some supposedly shocking revelations about the toxic atmosphere inside Number 10 and, gasp, his admission that he had no clue whether Brexit was a good idea. What was largely overlooked, perhaps because it is indeed old news, were the brief glimpses into his right-wing, techno-libertarian and hence slightly unhinged political philosophy. Old news it may be but since he’s not the only proponent of this extremist and essentially anti-democratic – under the guise of ‘fixing’ democracy – pseudo-ideology it goes to the heart of what we should all be vigilant about. The attempt to skew democracy for the benefit of a couple of tech-billionaires and their fellow travellers, as exemplified by Brexit and Trump, has only paused to catch its breath.

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26 July 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: https://centreforbrexitstudiesblog.wordpress.com/2021/07/26/cummingss-techno-babble-brexit/
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2022 17:05
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 17:05
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12880

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