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  • “Grievance Mining”

    What a great term for what the Tories are up to in the UK: “Facing chaos and needing a scapegoat, the Tories seek an endless fight with Europe” —

    Frost is well aware of the futility of his demands – indeed, it is the whole point of his Lisbon performance. Instead of declaring victory, accepting the EU’s munificent offers and turning down the heat in Northern Ireland, he and Johnson prefer to make an impossible demand so that they can blame the EU for rejecting it. They are, as the South Belfast MP, Claire Hanna, has put it, “mining for grievance”.

    (tags: grievances neologisms phrases boris-johnson uk brexit politics northern-ireland eu)

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