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Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband$
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Crines Andrew S. and Hayton Richard

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719089800

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719089800.001.0001

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The oratory of Tony Blair

The oratory of Tony Blair

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(p.156) 10 The oratory of Tony Blair
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Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband
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Mark Bennister

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089800.003.0011

This chapter provides a critical analysis of Tony Blair’s oratory. It argues that his party leadership can be divided into three distinct oratorical phases; as opposition leader; as Prime Minister before 2003; and as Prime Minister after 2003. The chapter considers the rhetorical devices Blair used with different audiences. It asks, how did Blair’s oratory differ and what impact did it have on both the Labour party and his leadership? Did Blair create a rhetorical style that set him apart from previous Labour leaders and create a new standard against which future leaders would be judged?

Keywords:   Blair, Clause 4, Iraq, Brown

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