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Poll: Who would be your ideal Prime Minister?
Nigel FARAGE (Brexit Party) (1)
11.11%
Jeremy CORBYN (Labour) (1)
11.11%
Amber RUDD (Conservatives) (0)
0%
Theresa MAY (Conservative) (0)
0%
Tom WATSON (Labour) (0)
0%
Boris JOHNSON (Conservative) (2)
22.22%
Chuka UMUNA (The Independent Group/Change UK/The Barcode Party) (0)
0%
Caroline LUCAS (Green Party of England and Wales) (0)
0%
Nicola STURGEON (Scottish Nationalist) (1)
11.11%
A NI unionist party (Ulster Unionist/Democratic Unionist) (0)
0%
A NI nationalist party (Sinn Fein/Social Democratic and Labour/Alliance) (0)
0%
Gerald BATTEN (UK Independence) (1)
11.11%
Seamus MILNE (Labour) (0)
0%
Jacob REES-MOGG (Conservative) (2)
22.22%
Other Remainer (please say who in comments) (0)
0%
Other Brexiteer (please say who in comments) (1)
11.11%
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The ideal PM is one who commands the respect of their party and aims to lead the who country, not just those who bank rolled them. So that is all of the Tory party and all of the above out.
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We need a leader who can inspire. Specifically one who can inspire across the political devide, and can get people who don't agree with their politics to respect and follow.

The last leader we had who fit the bill of an actual 'leader' was blair. Obviously a lot of people disagree with his actions/policies now - but back then, his leadership was unquestionable. He inspired the nation to follow him, and pulled so many conservatives towards him that he could win landslide elections, and get anything he wanted.

These days, I am not sure who really can manage this. Going through your list, the only ones that come close are Corbyn and Farage. Both are great leaders, and their ability to inspire people can't be questioned.

But both fall short for me for similar reasons - they have put themselves (through their own actions) in a political position where they are completly unable to attract people from the opposite side of the spectrum. Corbyn clearly works magic with his own supporters, but can't do what blair did and attract conservatives on mass to his cause, mainly because he isn't willing to compromise, or even pretend to compromise.

I would argue that had Farage walked the conservative party line for the past 20 years - he would be our priminister at some point in his life. Even for those who hate his politics, his ability to reach people and get them on board with his message, is unrivaled in today's politics. No one has done what he did - and pretty much single-highhandedly pushed the country to leave the EU, against the will of parliament as a whole, over 20 years. He also achieves a miricle for torries - he has cross party support. Not with london based liberals, but were he a conservative candidate, he would steal huge swaths of the working-class labour vote. Something he has shown himself very capable of doing.

Like corbyn though, given his actions over the past 20 years, and the political position he has put himself in, he isn't an option now.
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