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RHB

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Looking round at the various leaders of the political parties today, all of them leave me cold in terms of charisma, believability and leadership skills. I've never been a rabid political animal since I reached voting age but I do admit to having socialist tendencies in preference. It got me thinking about who has impressed me amongst the major parties but never made it to the top position of Prime Minister for whatever reason. With no regard to political allegiance the two who I believe would have made first class PMs were, John Smith for the reds and Michael Heseltine for the blues. Opinions welcomed chaps and chapesses
 

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I always thought that if his wife had not been crippled by the Brighton bomb ,Norman Tebbit would have gone on to make an exellent prime minister .
 

ozzie

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must disagree with the 2 above reply`s,disliked both of them..tory t""ts...tony benn might have been good,hated by most of the "press", coz the press are run by rich people...power to the people(wolfie smith)
 

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Sir Edward Grey for me, immense foreign secretary, and I've a feeling would've been a decent PM too. Obviously a bit before my time though
 

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I would have liked to see Anne Widdecombe take the reigns. Excellent MP and minister and her line about Michael Howard having something of the night about him was genius.
 

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Hague was leader far too early. I've met him and he is an extremely likeable person and certainly not up his own backside, which came as a surprise. I lean right and there's not many on the Labour side that do it for me. Benn for sticking to principles, Hattersley, Smith and beyond that I am definitely struggling. On the other side Tebbitt and Hesletine would have both been disastrous especially the latter. Clarke for his policies and fiscal management but he's not one that would remotely appeal to the middle ground i believe.
 
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Micheal portillo if only for the fact that he is half Spanish and his railway programme was good and my wife thinks is fit.
 

Benfleet A1

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Charlie Kennedy. That would have been a right old laugh.

You mean elbow slipping at PMQ's after over doing it at elevenses, slurring answers and probably mumbling under his breath in reply to the opposition, that sort of thing? I like your thinking :smile:
 

dingleydangley

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John Smith. With hindsight, Labour could probably have put anyone up at the time as there was a real desire for change. Blair was an aberration.

Never too late for great diplomats like Michael Fabricant. He could have Dennis Skinner as deputy for balance.
 

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I have to admit Heseltine and Tebbitt were amongst my all time favourite spitting Images characters.
 
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