Theresa, Trump and a culture of demonization

by Maya Goodfellow (2017)

When narratives form around politicians, they tend to be difficult to unpick. Over the weekend the carefully constructed image of Theresa May as a sensibly “cautious” prime minister was deployed by Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi and right-wing paper The Sun to explain her calculated silence over – and then limp criticism of – Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. But that’s not what was going on. May wasn’t being cautious; she was reluctant to speak out against Trump.


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