big tent

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big tent

n.
A group, especially a political coalition, that accommodates people who have a wide range of beliefs, principles, or backgrounds.

big′-tent′ adj.
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big tent

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a political approach in which a party claims to be open to a wide spectrum of constituents and groups
b. (as modifier): big-tent politics.
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Kenneth Carty, Big Tent Politics: The Liberal Party's Long Mastery of Canada's Public Life.
Political scientist Ken Carty, the leading Canadian scholar of political parties and the electoral process, has written a concise and insightful retrospective on what he calls in his subtitle "the Liberal Party's long mastery of Canada's public life." Big Tent Politics appeared, ironically, just on the eve of the spectacular return of the Liberals in late 2015.
They have done so by continuing the big tent politics which have served them so well.
But the big tent politics of Ron Davies (or even the clear red water of Rhodri Morgan) was not for Peter Hain, which was fashioned to give a narrative of a different kind to the Labour party of Blair Because Peter was, is, and always will be a tribal figure.
And that is exactly why we are now hearing about a 'government of all the talents', which of course is no different to Blair's 'big tent politics'.
Secondly, big tent politics makes for an uneasy compromise as Tony Blair has discovered.