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Definition of the noun Blairism

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  1. The political ideology attributed to the governments of British Prime Minister Tony Blair 1997-2007, characterised by, among other things, the Third Way, supporting the United States President George W Bush


Blairism: In British politics, the term Blairism refers to the political ideology of former leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister Tony Blair, who left both positions in 2007 to become Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. Proponents of Blairism are referred to as Blairites.

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Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Economics (2013)

by Donald Rutherford

Blairism (E6) The creed oftheUK government led by Tony Blair from May 1997. It continuedthe public expenditure, education, privatization and trade union policiesof theprevious Conservative governments but also adopted a socialist 'tax and ...

Google previewDictionary of Eponyms (2013)

by Martin Manser

Blairism is the term used to describe the movement of the Labour Party away from its traditional socialist roots and towards the political centre under the leadership of Tony Blair (born 1953). Blair coined the term 'New Labour' and ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

Blairism n. the policies of the British Labour statesman Tony Blair. – derivatives Blairite n. & adj. Blakey n. (pl. Blakeys) Brit. a protective metal plate fitted to the sole of a shoe or boot. – origin C19: named after the manufacturers. blame v. assign ...

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The panel at Reconsidering Blairism

From left to right: Policy Exchange's Neil O'Brien, Mehdi Hasan - Huffington Post UK & biographer of Ed Miliband, Martin Kettle - Associate Editor, The Guardian, Jon Cruddas MP and Adam Boulton - Political Editor, Sky News

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Blairism Meaning

Video shows what Blairism means. The political ideology attributed to the governments of British Prime Minister Tony Blair 1997-2007, characterised by, among ...

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Scrabble value of B3L1A1I1R1I1S1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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