The election of heavy rhetoric, but light substance

Originally published at This is

For anyone that loves to work as much as I do, it is often difficult to find the time to do little else. As a frequent flyer for business, long haul flights are an opportunity to catch up on some reading. I was particularly struck on a recent flight to Japan when reading Sam Leith’s You Talking to Me? about rhetoric in which he defines it as the “art of persuasion”, indeed “the attempt by one human being to influence another in words”.

Whatever your definition of rhetoric, we can all agree that this election has been heavy on talk and light on substance, not least with regard to Brexit.

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