Limits of prime minister power

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Must maintain support of their party, if the part turns against them they lose power or office.
Margaret Thatcher lost Conservative support for poll tax 1989.
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Strength depends on size of parliamentary majority.
John Major lost his large majority after 1992 election and lost authority.
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Loss of media and public support will weaken authority.
Gordon Brown 2007-10 had a weak image among the press and public.
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Events even out of their control can weaken them.
Tony Blair lost authority of the Iraq War.
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Being confronted by united cabinet opposition makes them have to back down.
Tony Blair wanted to bring in the Euro but the cabinet insisted delaying the decision.
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In coalition, they must take account of partners.
David Cameron 2010.
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Strength depends on size of parliamentary majority.

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John Major lost his large majority after 1992 election and lost authority.

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Loss of media and public support will weaken authority.

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Events even out of their control can weaken them.

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Being confronted by united cabinet opposition makes them have to back down.

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