Posts Tagged “julie burchill”

The welfare debate and the age of the trollemic

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2013

I decided to invent a new word yesterday: Is “trollemic” a word? If not it should be. Trollemic = deliberately OTT argument to generate controversy & make rational debate impossible. — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) April 3, 2013 It’s the welfare debate that’s prompted it, but it could be any other topic on a given week. [...]

Nick Cohen: Labour members are “in despair” of trying to unseat Lynne Featherstone

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2013

The Observer’s Nick Cohen isn’t Lynne Featherstone’s biggest fan: “I cannot tell you how much I dislike this stupid, two-faced and dangerous politician,” he writes affectionately in The Spectator. He later labels her a “menace”, a “hypocrite”, and curses her “wittering” (I wonder if that’s a verb he’s ever applied to a male politician, by [...]

Nick Cohen: Labour members are “in despair” of trying to unseat Lynne Featherstone

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2013

The Observer’s Nick Cohen isn’t Lynne Featherstone’s biggest fan: “I cannot tell you how much I dislike this stupid, two-faced and dangerous politician,” he writes affectionately in The Spectator. He later labels her a “menace”, a “hypocrite”, and curses her “wittering” (I wonder if that’s a verb he’s ever applied to a male politician, by [...]



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