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The Blair SupremacyA study in the politics of Labour's party management$
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Lewis Minkin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719073793

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.001.0001

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New challenges and management on the road to Warwick

New challenges and management on the road to Warwick

(p.557) 17 New challenges and management on the road to Warwick
The Blair Supremacy

Lewis Minkin

Manchester University Press

Management of the reaction to the way that the Iraq invasion was authorised, coupled with management of deepening party divisions over domestic policy, provide the major focus of this chapter. Blair gave new indications of change in his leadership style whilst the covert practice of managerial control continued and accountability was constrained. Noted here also as an asset for Blair is the lack of appeal of enforced party regime change involving Brown. The methods of party management were the continuing cause of grievance and led, as shown here, to a new internal party organisation of the unions. That contributed towards the Warwick Agreement with the unions and an apparent change of the Leader’s approach towards the union relationship. Accusations of financial pressure are critically examined in this connection and shown, yet again, to be misconceived.

Keywords:   Management of deepening policy reaction, Indications of Leadership style change, Lack of Accountability, New union organisation, Warwick Agreement, Link to financial pressure misconceived

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