Brexit: Communication & Political Lying

In June 2016, Labour MP Jo Cox has been shot dead in the UK by a man shouting "Britain First". Both "Stronger In" and "Vote Leave" camps suspended campaigning following the incident for a few days. It was the tragic apotheosis of an unprecedented and extreme intense campaign that crossed the boundaries of freedom of expression. What had to be a campaign based on political communication, degenerated to doom and gloom forecasts. It escalated in lies, drama, hollow rhetoric, and an assassination. The leave campaign engaged the public by using the power of narratives. Feelings of national pride have been triggered by presenting a historical narrative in which Britain is a tremendous and influent

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