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    Me! (so far... :O )

    on a serious note Enoch Powell ( the only major Tory who was eurosceptic in the 1970s!)
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    Not a politician but Clarkson.
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Which UK politician was the best PM we never had? Whether they be leader of the opposition, another party leader or a runner up for leadership of the party in government, who is the best politician who came close to the number one spot but never got it?
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    Enoch Powell probably, most people at the time agreed with him and thanks to Labour, everything he said is coming to fruition - just look at london. Back then 50,000 immigrants a year was a lot and now its around 500,000.
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    William Hague. Predicted many of the problems that New Labour was inflicting, but no one took much notice at the time. His brand of conservatism was very similar to what UKIP are gaining popularity with now.
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    (Original post by tc92)
    William Hague. Predicted many of the problems that New Labour was inflicting, but no one took much notice at the time. His brand of conservatism was very similar to what UKIP are gaining popularity with now.
    Probably right but also indicates that the brand of politics Ukip is putting forward has a fairly low cap (basically not much above the core vote of the Tories).
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    Enoch Powell. A fantastic orator who understood this country.



    "Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependants, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre. So insane are we that we actually permit unmarried persons to immigrate for the purpose of founding a family with spouses and fiancés whom they have never seen."

    "All I know is that to see, and not to speak, would be the great betrayal."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/3...od-speech.html
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    Sir Alex Ferguson
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    Harold Saxon

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    Lord Boodle, Lord Coodle, Sir Thomas Doodle, and the Duke of Foodle. Currently we're lumbered with Noodle and Poodle.
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    Some please-ghod-no suggestions there! Most of them, in fact.

    Roy Jenkins - see his record as Chancellor, when he did what was right for the country, rather than party, before an election, and Home Secretary, either responsible for or enabling many of the great changes iin the 1960s.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Probably right but also indicates that the brand of politics Ukip is putting forward has a fairly low cap (basically not much above the core vote of the Tories).
    Or that people didn't realise what was happening in the country at the time. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, of course. And "we told you so, but you didn't listen" isn't really a winning message. Case of: Wrong time; wrong place.

    Hague is, also, one of that rare breed of non-Eton, northern Tories.
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    Has to be John Smith. Or going further back, this guy, whom almost nobody has ever heard of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._Clynes
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    I don't know if he's already been mentioned but definitely Enoch Powell.
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    Definitely Enoch Powell again... a seriously mis-understood figure.
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