Welcome the cult of personality: Borisism, Starmerism and the deification of politics

Salder, Jacob (2020) Welcome the cult of personality: Borisism, Starmerism and the deification of politics. Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Abstract

In getting to grips with life in lockdown, I have become unhealthily obsessed with Susie Dent’s word-of-the day. Outside of her day job shaming our mere mortal vocabularies on C4’s Countdown, Britain’s most notorious lexicographer has taken to enhancing our collective lexicon with a succession of unfamiliar and noteworthy words. This week saw the turn of ipsedixitism; an unfounded, false and dogmatic assertion.

Item Type: Other
Date: 7 May 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: BCU, Birmingham City University, Boris Johnson, Brexit, CBS, Centre for Brexit Studies, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Keir Starmer, Lockdown, Pandemic, Sir Keir Starmer, UK, UK Economy, UK Government, UK Parliament, UK Politics, University of Manchester, Virus
Subjects: L100 Economics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Poppy Surplice
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 09:14
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 09:14
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9695

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