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  • View Poll Results: Who is the greatest British Prime Minister?
    Clement Attlee (Labour)
    28.42%
    Tony Blair (Labour)
    9.47%
    Winston Churchill (Conservative)
    25.26%
    David Lloyd George (Liberal)
    4.21%
    Margaret Thatcher (Conservative)
    25.26%
    Other
    7.37%

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    Attlee.

    Teveth- I do find 'red' qualities quite attractive in a man, but can you please stop the Tory bashing? Your options weren't THAT impartial.
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    John Major!
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    (Original post by Teveth)
    I see two people have voted for Churchill already. How predictable. I bet they're either Sun or Daily Mail readers who know nothing about politics.
    Go and kiss one of you beloved immigrants
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    Attlee. Churchill was a bit of a ****.
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    This Legend!
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    (Original post by iamyourspiritfrombeyondth)
    I voted for Attlee, but you're not much of a socialist if you hold Blair in such high regard.
    What makes you think I hold Blair in high regard?
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    Voted for churchill in the end he led Britain through a war that was just and vital, unlike one of your candidates who led Britain to an illegal war.
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    How many people picked Clement Atlee to look educated and pretend they know something about British political history?
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    (Original post by Teveth)
    What makes you think I hold Blair in high regard?
    Is there a correlation between how boring you are and how much you support Labour? I thought my teeth tasted funny. What did you lace it with? Pro-plus?
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    (Original post by Time Tourist)
    How many people picked Clement Atlee to look educated and pretend they know something about British political history?
    How many people picked Churchill because they can't critically appraise for themselves which Prime Minister was in fact, the best but instead decided to go with a famous name?
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    This topic has been discussed by academics:

    http://www.woodnewtonassociates.co.u...0Ministers.pdf

    (nb this is since the war)
    Results were
    1 Attlee
    2 Thatcher
    3 Blair
    4 MacMillan
    5 Wilson
    6 Churchill
    7 Callaghan
    8 Major
    9 Heath
    10 Brown
    11 Douglas-Home
    12 Eden

    the relatively low rating for Churchill on this will have been because the discussion was about post-war PMs, so only Churchill's peacetime office (1951-55) qualified, in this time he was old and his health was not very good.

    In fact - just found a study which covers the whole of the 20th century:
    http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpu...px?oItemId=661

    in this one Churchill ranked 2nd to Attlee

    Teveth - are you a student at Leeds? Kevin Theakston, who conducted both of these pieces of research, is Politics Professor there, so you should go and talk to him, he does a 3rd year module in British Prime Ministers which goes into detail in each one.
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    For me it's Clement Attlee.
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    Older people are often nostalgic for old Labour governments. But really they are nostalgic for that lost society, societies which certain figures in the Labour party spent all of their energy and every waking minute attempting to destroy, and they have succeeded.

    Under Attlee we saw the birth of the failure that is multicultural Britain. Attlee was recorded saying idiotic things in parliament like, all the races of the world should mix because then there will be no more wars.

    But here is a description of Britain undder Atlee:

    Most shops were shut by law on Sunday, the Biblical injunction not to spare the rod was implemented in the (single-sex) schools, sex education was non-existent, abortion and homosexual practice illegal. It was shocking for an unmarried couple to sleep together and a disgrace to have a baby out of wedlock. Divorcées would not be considered for the honours list or the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. Violent young criminals were birched, older ones were flogged, and murderers were hanged. Two years’ National Service was compulsory for 18-year-olds. Small children sat in rows in the classroom and were caned if they misbehaved. This was Britain under the oft-feted Attlee Government of 1945-51.
    Not exactly paradise for Teveth is it?
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    (Original post by Teveth)
    I see two people have voted for Churchill already. How predictable. I bet they're either Sun or Daily Mail readers who know nothing about politics.
    This has to be the logical conclusion to come to......
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    Blair.
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    Attlee.
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    (Original post by CrusaderTemplar)
    Go and kiss one of you beloved immigrants
    Unless you be trollin, you kind of prove his point with that comment.
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    UP WITH MAGGIE :sexface:

    Seriously though, I voted Thatcher.
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    It's either:

    Gordon Brown

    or

    David Cameron


    They've just done so much for their country in such a short space of time...
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    Winston Churchill ruined Britain and lost her its empire.
 
 
 
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