Friday, June 01, 2007

Cabinet Government? What Cabinet Government?

There is a useful post on Bill Jones' blog referring to comments made by former Cabinet Secretary Lord Butler about Tony Blair's dislike of cabinet government. Very useful stuff indeed for AS students looking for supporting evidence about the current PM's attitude to the cabinet, and I recommend reading it here.

Jones quotes Butler as saying that the only decision the cabinet took (as opposed to just the PM) during his eight months in office was the one to approve the Millenium Dome. Jones then offers a brief survey of the weakening of cabinet government through Thatcher and Major to Blair.

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