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The lessons of Tony Benn as a Cabinet Minister: Breaking the rules and paying the price

Richards, Dave and Smith, Martin (2014) The lessons of Tony Benn as a Cabinet Minister: Breaking the rules and paying the price. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Tony Benn’s legacy has been discussed extensively in the wake of his passing. However, little has been said about his time in government, where it could be argued that he failed to fully use the opportunities available to him. Dave Richards and Martin Smith argue that Benn may have had a radical vision, but he also demonstrated strategic naivety as a Cabinet minister in the face of bureaucratic resistance.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74153

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