Was Harold Wilson a bigger figure than Denis Healey? Was John Major more 'prime ministerial' than Michael Heseltine? Would David Miliband have become prime minister if it were not for his brother Ed? Would Ed have become prime minister if it were not for David? How close did Jeremy Corbyn come to living at Number 10?
In this piercing and original study, journalist and commentator Steve Richards looks at eleven prime ministers we never had, examining what made each of these illustrious figures unique and why they failed to make the final leap to the very top. Combining astute insights into the demands of leadership with compelling historical analysis, this fascinating exploration of failure and success sheds new light on some of the most compelling characters in British public life.
Measures 24.2 x 16.8 x 3.2 cm.
ICYMI. Present Indicative will donate £1 to the NHS Charities Together Fund for every one of these tea towels sold. OVER £2500 RAISED SO FAR, Thank you!!! Care guide: Machine washable. Approximately 78 x 48 cm. 100% cotton.
A pocket-sized tin of portable confidence from The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild. Contains approx 60 peppermints. Ingredients: sorbitol, natural peppermint oil, other natural and artificial flavours, magnesium stearate, acesulfame potassium.Tin measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5cm.
Capturing that excruciating moment when Mr Gove argued that if all schools improve their performance then they can all be above average. Genius! Strong cotton book bag with long handles. Measures 38 x 43cm.
Goldman played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. After decades of obscurity, her iconic status was revived in the 1970s, when feminist and anarchist scholars rekindled popular interest...