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Ian Dunt @IanDunt
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Latest 'press release' from Leave.EU just a series of ever-more outlandish and hysterical accusations, but really telling to note the language.
The idea of conspiracy, of powerful forces trying to undermine the people of the country, is there in almost every paragraph.
First par: "Leave.EU responds to Tell MAMA and the liberal establishment".

Second par: "Leave.EU has been besieged by media commentators"
Third par: "Foremost amongst our 'sins' is our entry into the rigged debate on Islam".

Fourth par: "Leave.EU will not be lectured by the establishment"
Fifth par: "This 'monitor of anti-Muslim hate speech' has a history of the dark art of fake news."

Sixth par: "It behooves the likes of the Huffington Post & other members of the 'liberal' media to act reasonably, and balance both arguments"
Seventh par: Tell MAMA a "clearing house for what is acceptable"... public discourse judged by "self-ordained body of 'experts' with a record of attempting to stifle free speech"
On & on it goes. Nearly every sentence cementing that sense of conspiracy by elite forces against the public, in which you can weave all sorts of wink-wink associations about race and religion.
This is just a particularly virulent strain of something we can see elsewhere, whether it's an attack on Soros, or parts of Corbyn saupport on media bias, or Brexiters against judges/Remain MPs etc.
This sense of powerful, shadowy forces controlling the world around you. It's very explicit in further reaches of left and right, but increasingly present in a more subtle, restrained way in centre too.
Goes without saying that it is terribly, terribly dangerous.
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