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.

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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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.
Secondly, big tent politics makes for an uneasy compromise as Tony Blair has discovered.