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Labour Old and New

  • Andrew Gamble

Abstract

The dramatic collapse of the Conservative Party in the 1990s from a position of such strength gave Labour new hope and opportunity to forge a political hegemony of its own. Having suffered its own spectacular meltdown in support in the 1980s the Labour Party had to find a new programme and a new appeal. It was eventually to do this by presenting itself as new Labour. As new Labour the party achieved the kind of electoral success which had eluded it in the previous hundred years. But despite some speculation that the new century might become a progressive century, dominated by Labour as the twentieth century had been dominated by the Conservatives, there were many unresolved tensions and conflicts in the Labour Party, which raised doubts as to whether new Labour would become a permanent governing force.

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Foreign Policy Trade Union Labour Movement Labour Government Labour Party 
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