Sunday, April 18, 2010

Was Blair right: is the era of tribal political leadership over?

Back in 2006 Tony Blair argued that the era of tribal political leadership was over in Britain and that "rampant cross-dressing" on policy was set to become a permanent feature of modern British politics. Blair was of the view that basic values, attitudes to the positive role of government and social objectives still divided along traditional party lines, but suggested that policy cross-dressing was rampant and would prove to be a feature of modern politics. Blair even stated that the "era of tribal political leadership is over. He went to state that: "Across a range of issues, there is no longer a neat filing of policy to the left or the right."

After a tumultuous week in British politics could it be that Blair was right all along? Is the era of political 'cross-dressing' a good thing for political in this country?

What do you think?

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