Why there are so many Tories who hate the word ‘protest’
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Conservatives have long been known for being the loudest supporters of free speech.
But now, according to new research, they’re also the least likely to use the word “protest”.
The study by the Centre for Social Justice, a think-tank, also found that the term “protesting” has become increasingly associated with people who feel threatened by government actions.
But it has also become a slur for those who are anti-government.
The research, carried out by the British Social Attitudes Survey, was published on Monday.
It found that more than one-quarter of Conservative voters, 27 per cent, had never heard of the term protesting, and just over a quarter had heard of a term called “anti-protest”, according to the survey.
But more than half of Labour voters, 56 per cent said they’d never heard “protester”.
And almost half of those who voted for the Conservatives last year said they would “never use the term”.
The research is the first to examine the origins of the word protest in modern British politics.
The word protest comes from the Latin word protestus, which meant to protest, the researchers say.
It was originally used to describe a person who had a grievance against someone or something.
“Protest is a word that has historically been used in opposition to government,” Professor Michael Eavis, the study’s author and an associate professor at the University of Oxford, told the BBC.
“But that’s been changing a lot in recent years.
“It has been increasingly used in the context of protest, particularly as an expression of anger or discontent.” “
Professor Eavis added that he thought it was “an interesting question to ask how much protest has changed over time”. “
It has been increasingly used in the context of protest, particularly as an expression of anger or discontent.”
Professor Eavis added that he thought it was “an interesting question to ask how much protest has changed over time”.
The findings came as the Conservatives announced plans to scrap a controversial new law which will see any protest leader in the country arrested.
The controversial new Bill would see anyone found to have spoken out against the government or its policies arrested, with up to six months in jail.
Critics say it will further stifle dissent and would lead to the prosecution of protesters.
The government has been criticised for its crackdown on protest.
In March, it was announced the government would bring back a new law, the Public Order Act, which would make it an offence to make any “an unreasonable noise” in the public space.
The legislation, which was introduced last year, allows police to arrest anyone who makes “an unlawful noise”.
In response to the proposals, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have both pledged to scrap the bill.
Conservative leader David Cameron, who announced the plan in March, has described protesters as “the loudest, most powerful group of people”.
Mr Cameron has previously warned against the use of the phrase “protesters” and has said the use “must be restrained”.
But Professor Eavises said the Conservatives’ plan would make the phrase even more likely to be used in political speeches.
“We see it more often among politicians who are pro-establishment, pro-immigration, pro austerity, pro anti-business and anti-social care, or those who want to show their support for Brexit,” he said.
Conservatives have long been known for being the loudest supporters of free speech.But now, according to new research, they’re also…