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    (Original post by FaisalNaeem03)
    Gandhi
    He was Indian.
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    Thatcher
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    (Original post by United1892)
    He was Indian.
    Bantzz Okay Nelson Mandela then
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    (Original post by JeremyOU)
    I could only put 16 people on the poll, and I went for fair male/female balance, as well as a historic/newer balance.

    I didn't expect so much Churchill
    Fair enough although David Beckham being on there is stupid.

    There seems to be a lot of Thatcher as well.
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    (Original post by FaisalNaeem03)
    Bantzz Okay Nelson Mandela then
    Do we count people from ex-colonies of the British Empire as British?
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    [QUOTE=United1892;60256479]Clement Atlee. Hows he not on the poll?

    Also the love for Churchill in this thread is a little over the top, not good for anything but being a figurehead and bad for many things[/QUOTE]

    Yeah but as AJP Taylor wrote he was "the saviour of his country."
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    (Original post by FaisalNaeem03)
    Bantzz Okay Nelson Mandela then
    He wasnt even born in British territory.
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    (Original post by chocolate hottie)
    Clement Atlee. Hows he not on the poll?

    Also the love for Churchill in this thread is a little over the top, not good for anything but being a figurehead and bad for many things

    Yeah but as AJP Taylor wrote he was "the saviour of his country."
    Was he? Really?
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    Alan Yentob Turing
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    Zayn Malik
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    (Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
    Do we count people from ex-colonies of the British Empire as British?
    I am only counting British British, rather than colonies because really they count as other country's.
    I serious doubt anyone thinks Benjamin Franklin was British?
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    (Original post by United1892)
    Was he? Really?
    According to one of the most famous historians of the twentieth century in this work...

    http://www.amazon.com/English-Histor.../dp/0198217153

    What qualifies you to disagree? A History A Level or something?.
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    (Original post by FFTypoCorrector)
    Zayn Malik
    I agree. But ME before Zayn Malik tho.
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    its meant to be your opinion of who was greatest, you will almost certainly disagree with other people that have opposing views.
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    (Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
    Do we count people from ex-colonies of the British Empire as British?
    Okay 4 real I think Lord Aleem is the greatest British person.
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    1) it should be Britons, not Britains.

    2) James Bond and King Arthur are fictional, so how can they count?

    3) WHERE IS SHAKESPEARE?!?!? Surely in any sane universe he belongs on this list miles and miles ahead of ********** Sam Smith?!?!??!
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    (Original post by chocolate hottie)
    According to one of the most famous historians of the twentieth century in this work...

    http://www.amazon.com/English-Histor.../dp/0198217153

    What qualifies you to disagree? A History A Level or something?.
    Boo freiking hoo according to a nobel prize winning economist the tories economic approach is awful what qualifies Osbourne to disagree with that?

    History isn't normative it's opinion and in my mind whilst Churchill was good at riling people up his management skills were lacking and the strong organisation within the cabinet affairs is what was most important in enabling us to win a war.
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    I would say either stephen hawking or david attenborough.

    I voted for churchil however accidently.

    None of the people on the list are anywhere near the greatest.
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    David Beckham should not be on that poll, he is nowhere near even being the greatest British footballer of the past twenty years let alone greatest Briton ever. Replace for Bobby Moore.

    David Bowie should be included.

    William McGregor should be included.
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    (Original post by Plumstone)
    1) it should be Britons, not Britains.

    2) James Bond is fictional, so how can he count?

    3) WHERE IS SHAKESPEARE?!?!? Surely in any sane universe he belongs on this list miles and miles ahead of ********** Sam Smith?!?!??!
    James Bond is representative of the best (and unknown) secret agent guy.
 
 
 
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