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Theresa May’s rhetoric can be as populist as Trump’s


An academic study, commissioned by the Guardian, involved close analysis of the speeches of leaders who have served 40 countries to ascertain levels of populist discourse. The surprising finding in relation to May is partly explained by Brexit, the issue that has defined her premiership and dominated the UK’s political conversations since the referendum to leave the European Union in 2016. Researchers identified several examples where May offered a romanticised description of “ordinary working people” pitted against a self-serving elite, a defining feature of populism

The Guardian - March 6, 2019

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