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Cabinet collective responsibility: how it works, and why it survives

Malone, Chris (2016) Cabinet collective responsibility: how it works, and why it survives. LSE Brexit (21 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

During the referendum campaign – just as in 1975 – Cabinet ministers have been allowed to dissent from the government’s pro-Remain position. Chris Malone examines why the suspension of Cabinet collective responsibility is such a significant moment in British political history, and the ways in which ministers habitually reconcile their individual positions with the collective line. Despite the ‘blue-on-blue’ attacks of recent weeks, they will likely revert to the fiction of internal consensus when the campaign is over.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 08:14
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2021 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73074

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