A close associate of Jacques in the MT project, promoting post-modernism. He developed cultural studies to the point where one could imagine that 'culture' takes place in an economic vacuum. The MT crowd were savaged by the left for implicitly celebrating the Thatcher project and for positing as inevitable both the empirical shifts it identified and the neo-liberal response. Hall is a leading ineffectual critic, suggesting that 'Mrs Thatcher had a Project. Blair's historic project is adjusting us to it.'