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The prime ministers who never were

Francis Becket

The prime ministers who never were

by Francis Becket

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Published by Biteback in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Imaginary histories,
  • Politics and government,
  • Politicians,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Francis Becket
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJN238 .P75 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 243 p. ;
    Number of Pages243
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24917002M
    ISBN 101849540233
    ISBN 109781849540230
    LC Control Number2010670873
    OCLC/WorldCa499091605

    Living former Prime Ministers. Currently, there are four living former Prime Ministers. The most recent death of a former Prime Minister was that of George H.W. .   The Prime Ministers we never quite had In the July issue of BBC History Magazine, Francis Beckett looked back at 10 politicians who just failed to secure the top job in British politics – then imagined what would have happened to the country if they had won.

    To date, there have been forty-four women and two men who have been married to British prime ministers in office. There have also been four bachelor and nine widower prime ministers; the last bachelor was Edward Heath (–) and the last widower was Ramsay MacDonald (, –). To date, the Duke of Grafton (–) is the only Prime Minister to have divorced . The office of prime minister developed in Britain in the 18th century, when King George I ceased attending meetings of his ministers and it was left to powerful premiers to act as government chief executive. Sir Robert Walpole is generally considered to have been Britain’s first prime minister. This is a chronologically ordered list of the prime ministers, from the earliest to the most recent.

      The former Prime Minister writes that while some cabinet ministers were unhappy with the “bonk ban” introduced after Mr Joyce’s marital adventures, it was strongly supported by . Beck Feiner is an art director, graphic designer and illustrator. Her first book, Aussie Legends Alphabet, was released in Her second book, If I Was Prime Minister, created with her husband Robin, was released in Beck lives in Sydney with her family. More about the author.


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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Prime Ministers Who Never Were: A Collection of Political s: 6. Fortunately for this collection of essays on the best prime ministers we never had, British politics has a rich back catalogue of colourful characters.

Prime Ministers Who Never Were By Francis Beckett Had J. Clynes pipped Ramsay MacDonald to the party leadership, the millworker who’d left school at ten would have become Labour’s first Prime Minister. In the dark days of war, Lord Halifax had first refusal on the premiership ahead of Winston Churchill.

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Edited by Francis Beckett. Biteback, pp, £ There can be few people active in politics who in recent years have not found themselves idly wondering. The Prime Ministers who never were Ma - am If only one crucial detail in history had turned out differently such is the premise of many a work of fiction, especially counter-factual histories and time travelling science fiction tales.

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Politics is full of might-have-beens. What would have happened if Clynes had become Labour's first prime minister instead of MacDonald. If Halifax, rather than Churchill, had led Britain in the dark days of the war. If Hugh Gaitskell and John Smith had not been cut down by early death.

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The present Prime Minister is Boris Johnson, since 24 July List of Prime Ministers. The nine prime ministers he writes about are chosen nominally because they are politicians of what Richards dubs the “television era”, but this is a modest way of obscuring the real reason for picking them, which is that they are prime ministers whom Richards has observed closely, whether, in the case of Wilson, through interviewing his.Prime Minister Harold 'Supermac' Macmillan distanced the UK from apartheid, sped up the process of decolonisation and was heavily involved in negotiating the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.Help us improve To help us improvewe’d like to know more about your visit today.

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