How the prime minister become more dominant

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The media has treated them as a single spokesperson.
Tony Blair made a speech when Princess Diana died.
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They have gradually exerted increasing control over their cabinets whilst it has become increasingly marginalised.
The Quad and Wilson kitchen cabinet.
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They can make policy through bilateral arrangements with individual ministers.
Wilson reached private agreements with ministers before the meetings to control the outcome and he reportedly wrote the minutes to suit his own conclusion.
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Patronage powers are used to create loyalty.
George Osborne secretary of state (2015)
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Collective responsibility has created more government loyalty.
John Major promised to restore collective decision-making.
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Special advisers, policy units and committees have increased.
The prime minister has an extensive network of personal advisers, think tanks, policy units and working groups that serve them alone.
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They have gradually exerted increasing control over their cabinets whilst it has become increasingly marginalised.

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The Quad and Wilson kitchen cabinet.

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They can make policy through bilateral arrangements with individual ministers.

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Patronage powers are used to create loyalty.

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Collective responsibility has created more government loyalty.

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