Is the PM now effectively a president?
 Prerogative powers increasingly important – foreign affairs, military – PM has become commander in chief and lea...
 PM is not head of state – spokesperson for the nation? More limitations on PM.......................... PM do...
 Thatcher Major Blair Brown Cameron
 Thatcher -dominated political system – 1982 – 89,dominant ideology, demise of Cabinet, Falklands War and interna...
 Gulf War – led foreign policy Consensual approach Not a dominant personality Divided Cabinet Without a str...
 Growth of spads Commander in chief – Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan World statesman Bilateral ...
 Dominant personal leadership position at home and abroad during the financial crisis Personal standing in the co...
 International statesperson – EU, Libya Commander in chief – Libya Impact of coalition government Mandate to g...
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Presidentialisation pm

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Is the PM now effectively a president?
  • 2.  Prerogative powers increasingly important – foreign affairs, military – PM has become commander in chief and leader of foreign policy With the growth of SPADs there is effectively a ‘PM’s department similar to EXOP Media emphasis on the PM – 2010 GE SPATIAL leadership PM is increasingly separated from the govt and is seen as a lone figure
  • 3.  PM is not head of state – spokesperson for the nation? More limitations on PM.......................... PM does not have a separate source of authority from the rest of the government – presidents directly responsible to the people Weak PMs – presidential image/style?
  • 4.  Thatcher Major Blair Brown Cameron
  • 5.  Thatcher -dominated political system – 1982 – 89,dominant ideology, demise of Cabinet, Falklands War and international statesperson Ultimately removed by party colleagues not the electorate
  • 6.  Gulf War – led foreign policy Consensual approach Not a dominant personality Divided Cabinet Without a strong majority International profile?
  • 7.  Growth of spads Commander in chief – Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan World statesman Bilateral meetings/weakened Cabinet Driven out of office by party colleagues? Iraq war – undermined his authority
  • 8.  Dominant personal leadership position at home and abroad during the financial crisis Personal standing in the country steadily declined Limited by divided Cabinet Presidential style?
  • 9.  International statesperson – EU, Libya Commander in chief – Libya Impact of coalition government Mandate to govern?

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