Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
New Labour at the CentreConstructing Political Space$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Andrew Hindmoor

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273140

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199273146.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 01 August 2021

Rhetoric, New Labour, and the Constructionof the Centre

Rhetoric, New Labour, and the Constructionof the Centre

Chapter:
(p.63) 4 Rhetoric, New Labour, and the Constructionof the Centre
Source:
New Labour at the Centre
Author(s):

Andrew Hindmoor

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199273146.003.0004

This chapter examines New Labour’s efforts to rhetorically construct the political centre based on its policies on devolution, minimum wage, trade union recognition, and tax increase in the 2002 budget. It is argued that policies are not left-wing because policies are not ‘really’ anything. New Labour used definitions, comparisons, ridicule, authority, and arguments about cause and effect, contradiction, and sacrifice to persuade voters that its policies were at the political centre.

Keywords:   New Labour, rhetoric, political centre, devolution, minimum wage, trade union, taxes

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .