Blair’s Gurus: An examination of Labour’s rhetoric

This pamphlet investigates the intellectual environment which sustain’s Mr Blair’s Labour Party.

David Willetts challenges authors such as Will Hutton and John Kay, and politicians such as Frank Field and Pter Mandelson, who have expounded the ideas which compromise the rhetoric of ‘New’ Labour.

Their language of ‘globalisation’, ‘insecurity’, ‘short-termism’, ‘stakeholding’,’centralisation’ and ‘constitutional reform’ is in danger of becoming the conventional wisdom.

David Willetts subjects these terms to a rigorous analysis and finds that, while they may be conventional, they are certainly not wise.

David Willetts MP - Saturday, 8th June, 1996