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Who ranks as the greatest Prime Minister of the last 100 years?

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  • View Poll Results: Who ranks as the greatest Prime Minister of the last 100 years?
    David Cameron
    9
    2.65%
    Gordan Brown
    12
    3.53%
    Tony Blair
    23
    6.76%
    John Major
    6
    1.76%
    Margaret Thatcher
    92
    27.06%
    James Callaghan
    2
    0.59%
    Harold Wilson
    7
    2.06%
    Edward Heath
    2
    0.59%
    Sir Alec Douglas-Home
    3
    0.88%
    Harold Macmillian
    3
    0.88%
    Sir Anthony Eden
    1
    0.29%
    Sir Winston Churchill
    90
    26.47%
    Clement Attlee
    83
    24.41%
    Neville Chamberlain
    3
    0.88%
    Stanley Baldwin
    0
    0%
    Ramsay MacDonald
    4
    1.18%

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    Who ranks as the greatest Prime Minister of the last 100 years?
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    Churchill.
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    Churchill, in my opinion.
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    Clement Attlee for sure.

    Keysenianism, NHS and Nationalisations
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    Attlee - peacetime
    Churchill - Wartime
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    You've not included all of the Prime Ministers in the poll
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    No brainer really

    Margaret Thatcher
    Awesome leader
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    churchill followed by thatcher.
    in my opinion Eden was the worst [after blair ]
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    (Original post by calumsteele1)
    churchill followed by thatcher.
    in my opinion Eden was the worst [after blair ]
    I liked Blair.
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    It should be the Baroness Thatcher...
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    Who one earth voted for Douglas-Home? O___o

    Anyway, I'd say it was pretty much a dead heat between Churchill and Thatcher but I voted for Thatcher because I didn't see Churchill on the poll at first :-P
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    Margaret Thatcher was the best PM, because she not only managed the country well, but the set a precedent that will last for ever that a country can be governed using pragmatic and practical sense rather than shameful dogma.

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    I really don't understand why people rate churchill so highly. Gallipoli and the gold standard weren't the brightest of ideas. OK, so he wasn't PM at the time, but with the exception of rousing speeches what did he do as PM? I wouldn't say he was bad though, I just think there were better.
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    Yeah Churchill's social policies were .....

    backwards, even for his time.
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    Attlee in terms of policies and modernisations

    Thatcher was good but she was more of a figurehead for the New Right which imo would've affected the UK no matter who was in charge.

    Churchill as a war leader

    Am also tempted to say Callaghan as he had so much potential and just didn't get an opportunity to fulfil it imo
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    Tony Blair, followed closely by Attlee.
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    1. Your poll is wrong
    2. You should differentiate between peace time prime ministers and conflict time prime ministers [like Churchill]
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    gordon brown
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    Thatcher. The fact that she took the unions on and won, preventing our decline into socialism, would have been enough, but her other achievements (teaching the Argentinians that Britain is not to be trifled with, the fact that she was the first woman to become PM, her sheer longevity in office) means she's completely unassailable. Although Churchill is a close second.

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