Tory Power Stance Sajid Javid, Meet the Minister for Silly Stances.

A body language expert on why Sajid Javid (and other Conservatives) use the bizarre ‘power pose’ Sajid Javid stands outside the Home Office after being named as Britain’s Home Secretary, in London, April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville Ruchira Sharma 15 hours Monday April 30th 2018 

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Tory power stance

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The Tory power stance is a human body position notably adopted by members of the British Conservative Party. The posture consists of standing with a "wide stance", with the legs spread wide apart.[1][2] The position has been described colloquially as "the Beyoncé", after the performer Beyoncé.[3] The stance has also been called the "Tory power pose" and "the John Wayne".[4]

The stance appears to have first been used at the 2015 Conservative Party Conference.[5] The stance is believed to be intended to be a display of power and confidence.[6] Politicians pictured in this stance have included Sajid JavidGeorge OsborneDavid Cameron[7] and Theresa May.[8][9]


  1. Jump up^ Smith, Mikey (2018-04-30). "New Home Secretary Sajid Javid adopts awkward Tory 'wide standing' stance"mirror. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  2. Jump up^ Bartlett, Evan (2016-06-03). "Tories keep doing that incredibly weird thing with their legs"indy100. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. Jump up^ Williams, Zoe (2017-09-13). "The power pose is dead – here's how to really stand strong"the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  4. Jump up^ BBC News Staff (2018-05-01). "'Javid's fresh start' and UK's care shame"BBC News. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  5. Jump up^ Khaleeli, Homa (2015-10-07). "A body language lesson gone wrong: why is George Osborne standing like Beyoncé?"the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  6. Jump up^ Sharma, Ruchira (2018-04-30). "A body language expert on why Sajid Javid (and other Conservatives) use the bizarre 'power pose'"iNews. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  7. Jump up^ Smith, Mikey (2016-06-02). "Has David Cameron finally caught the Tory 'wide standing' disease?"mirror. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  8. Jump up^ Belam, Martin (2018-04-30). "Sajid Javid and the return of the Tory power stance"the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  9. Jump up^ Mills, Jen (2018-04-30). "Why do Tories keep standing like this?"Metro. Retrieved 2018-04-30.


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