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

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    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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    Churchill as a war leader. Why isn't David Lloyd George, PM from 1916-1922 in the poll?
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    *looks at result*

    And they say The Student Room is full of stubborn Conservatives.
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    (Original post by nonotrly)
    *looks at result*

    And they say The Student Room is full of stubborn Conservatives.
    I can't help but fail to understand this and it drives me bonkers. I'm probably on the right, lord knows my family think so and my Uni (ironically in Clem's heartland) has done its damndest to turn me Tory and I probably am a wee bit on the right, though with a strong social conscience but that woman had none. A Prime Minister is a national figure, and TSR has opted for the most partisan, and divisive one of the lot.

    Churchill, I could understand why the propaganda enforced image of him would make you want to vote for him (for his first, most definitely not his second premiership).
    Asquith deserves a good crack of the whip, but on most people's criteria for voting Churchill, Lloyd George should be right up there, yet he's been forgotten completely!

    I just don't see how it can't be given to Attlee. He did what he said he was going to do much more than any of the other candidates, and what he said he was going to do was agreeable to a lot more of the population than any of the other manifestos... how does Maggie figure!?
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    Wilson or Atlee for me
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    I voted for tony Blair.

    sorry I misread the thread. I thought it was asking for which prime ministers body would you like to see hanging at traitors gate.
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    For me personally Atlee, on another note where is David LLoyd George in this poll?
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    Thatcher no question, for me.
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    (Original post by Jamesbriton)
    For me personally Atlee, on another note where is David LLoyd George in this poll?
    Attlee

    For the last time...!

    Incidentally, the second 'l' in 'Lloyd George' is not capitalised.
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    (Original post by Tuerin)
    Attlee

    For the last time...!

    Incidentally, the second 'l' in 'Lloyd George' is not capitalised.
    Wow, who sits on a forum and corrects peoples gramatical mistakes, think you need to get out more dude!
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    (Original post by Jamesbriton)
    Wow, who sits on a forum and corrects peoples gramatical mistakes, think you need to get out more dude!
    I don't make it my occupation to correct grammatical mistakes. It's just come by one too many times on this particular thread and it's irritating to see people lauding him as the greatest PM of the twentieth century without even knowing how to spell his name.
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    (Original post by Tuerin)
    I don't make it my occupation to correct grammatical mistakes. It's just come by one too many times on this particular thread and it's irritating to see people lauding him as the greatest PM of the twentieth century without even knowing how to spell his name.
    Most people arent fussed or irratated by simple gramatical errors, why should you be then? Maybe its because you fantasise about being Napoloen so you have some sort of inferiority complex (oh look no full stop, you mad?)
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    No David Lloyd George

    Everyone is bound to say Tony Blair and Maggie. There are many factors to take into account for example style and achievements.
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    (Original post by Jamesbriton)
    Most people arent fussed or irratated by simple gramatical errors, why should you be then? Maybe its because you fantasise about being Napoloen so you have some sort of inferiority complex (oh look no full stop, you mad?)
    Poor grammar is forgivable. Poor reasoning is not.

    Your logic:

    - I am irritated by repeated spelling mistakes;
    - I therefore fantasise about being Napoleon I
    - I therefore have 'some sort of inferiority complex'

    :top:
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    (Original post by Tuerin)
    Poor grammar is forgivable. Poor reasoning is not.

    Your logic:

    - I am irritated by repeated spelling mistakes;
    - I therefore fantasise about being Napoleon I
    - I therefore have 'some sort of inferiority complex'

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    Constantly correcting grammer is childish, and seems like your trying to prove that you are superior to other people, when believe me you're not, also you believe currently at Austerlitz pwning the allies, which is embarassing
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    (Original post by Jamesbriton)
    Constantly correcting grammer is childish, and seems like your trying to prove that you are superior to other people, when believe me you're not, also you believe currently at Austerlitz pwning the allies, which is embarassing
    As I made clear in my first response to you, I don't make it my occupation to correct grammar. It is only because several people have now made that mistake that I wanted to impress the correct spelling on the thread. I was not trying to prove anything about myself to anyone. You are probably projecting your own insecurities.

    If you're a member of the Allies I imagine it would be rather embarrassing, yes; he was decidedly outnumbered and still managed to achieve a Great victory.
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    Atlee.
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    (Original post by Tuerin)
    As I made clear in my first response to you, I don't make it my occupation to correct grammar. It is only because several people have now made that mistake that I wanted to impress the correct spelling on the thread. I was not trying to prove anything about myself to anyone. You are probably projecting your own insecurities.

    If you're a member of the Allies I imagine it would be rather embarrassing, yes; he was decidedly outnumbered and still managed to achieve a Great victory.
    im not projecting any insecurities believe me! What im projecting is that its very annoying when people are being grammer Nazis, so dont do it yeh!

    Great victory yes, but he still lost in the end! In that case why dont you have Hitler as your profile picture?
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    Major, Thatcher and Blair were the greatest.

    Brown, Callaghan and Wilson were the worst.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Major, Thatcher and Blair were the greatest.

    Brown, Callaghan and Wilson were the worst.
    I would like to remind you that Major was weak due to scandals, a divided party over Europe and was a minority government at one point.
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    Attlee without a doubt, although it's very difficult to judge when the events that they governed over vary so much. For example, would Attlee have been a good Prime Minister in a world war? Would Churchill have been a good Prime Minister in a time of peace? Would Thatcher have been... wait nevermind.

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