POLITICS: Decisions Were Made by Cabinet Insists Prime Minister
Tony Blair yesterday rejected criticism of his so-called "sofa government", insisting major decisions had been agreed by the full Cabinet.
The Prime Minister told senior MPs he did not recognise the characterisation of his leadership by people such as former Cabinet Secretary Lord Butler.
Lord Butler has criticised a tendency towards decision-making by a small coterie of advisers, claiming the Cabinet took only one decision during Mr Blair's first eight months.
The Prime Minister acknowledged that some of the criticism might apply to his "first period" in office when Labour felt psychologically that it was still in Opposition.
But, in his final …
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