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How Margaret Thatcher invented the modern British election campaign

Jewell, John 2015. How Margaret Thatcher invented the modern British election campaign. The Conversation 2015 (9 Apr)

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David Cameron seems to have been channelling the spirit of Margaret Thatcher in the opening weeks of the 2015 election campaign. Speaking to an audience in Bristol, he said: “We know that there is no such thing as public money – there is only taxpayers’ money”. As the Independent pointed out, this was a word-for-word quote from Thatcher’s speech at the 1983 Conservative Party conference.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 July 2020
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 15:02

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