Tory power stance
The Tory power stance is a human body position notably adopted by members of the British Conservative Party. The posture consists of standing with the legs spread wide apart, like a heavyweight boxer about to enter the ring. The position has been described colloquially as "the Beyoncé", after the performer Beyoncé. The stance has also been called the "Tory power pose" and "the John Wayne".
The stance first came to public attention 2015 Conservative Party Conference, but had previously been used by Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair. The stance is intended to display power and confidence, perhaps based on the controversial 'power posing' hypothesis of Amy Cuddy or a misunderstanding of it. Politicians pictured in this stance have included Sajid Javid, George Osborne, David Cameron, Tony Blair and Theresa May.
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Standing like a heavyweight boxer about to enter the ring is an actual management technique - albeit a slightly controversial one.
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