Thatcher Voted The Worst PM, Cameron Is Second Worst In Last 100 Years.

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The Standard has posted the following article based on a survey of 45 historical writers -

Margaret Thatcher voted worst Prime Minister in 100 years as David Cameron comes a close second | London Evening Standard

Thatcher was the winner in the worst stake with 11 votes, Cameron just 100 days out of office was a close second on 10 votes. Blair got 5 votes and The Big Bruin got 4 votes.
'Peace in our time' Neville came 3rd with 8 votes.
Lord Paddy Ashdown seems to really appreciate the work done by the 'Necessary Destroyer' though!:mad:
 


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there is a problem in the methodology. If there was a poll on the best PM, Thatcher would win that also.
 

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Tony Blair was voted best Labour P.M
Sweet Jesus.
The poll was taken amongst 45 historical writers. In other words, middle class academics and luvvies.
The Simon Schama's of the World.
 
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Early doors yet.

Historical reputations come and go, and most of them are based on a snap-shot of "Where we are now."

Chamberlain was a disaster - but he had the whole majority consensus behind him, so the blame can be spread very widely and deeply.

Churchill would have been seen as a total loon if he hadnt got one thing right after a political career of getting most things wrong.

Cameron was a lightweight. Hard to say how much of anything he did was his own idea in the first place.

Blair was probably the greatest heart-breaker of all. He and Princess Diana are well-coupled historically as a pair of "What the hell was that all about?" bookends.

Thatcher truly had a massive legislative and social legacy. She was supported every step of the way by unassailable majorities.
 

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Cameron was undoubtedly the worst.
A posh boy gambler. Who ultimately lost & likely destroyed his country's strength & influence into the bargain
 

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Cameron was undoubtedly the worst.
A posh boy gambler. Who ultimately lost & likely destroyed his country's strength & influence into the bargain
Time will prove Brexit to be a great idea.

I remember when the general consensus was that the UK was mad not to join the Euro.
 

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The three greatest British Prime Ministers of the past 100 years were Stanley Baldwin, Harold Macmillan and Margaret Thatcher.

The worst was either Blair or Wilson.
 

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Time will prove Brexit to be a great idea.

I remember when the general consensus was that the UK was mad not to join the Euro.
Except the UK couldn't join the euro because they didn't qualify.
 

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Left Wing Feminists, weeping and wailing over Hilary Clinton,
were poisonous on Margaret Thatcher's death.

And the one's in the UK barely recognize Theresa May's
existence....:roll:
 

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Give it time. Cameron is probably the worst.

Thatcher had establishment support as did Chamberlain.

Cameron bet the farm on a race no idiot would ever touch. His actions were truly moronic.
 

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Give it time. Cameron is probably the worst.

Thatcher had establishment support as did Chamberlain.

Cameron bet the farm on a race no idiot would ever touch. His actions were truly moronic.
On the other hand brown must be the only pm who was rejected by the people? Surely anyone who can't manage that must be the worst?
 

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There are a lot of things you can criticise Thatcher for, but selling Council houses to their tenants was not one of them.,
They were more likely to tend their lawns, take up gardening, sweep the path outside their door, and generally be responsible.
People immediately had pride in their homes once they took ownerships and now many former Council sink estates have been transformed into desirable places to live.
 

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Tony Blair was voted best Labour P.M
Sweet Jesus.
The poll was taken amongst 45 historical writers. In other words, middle class academics and luvvies.
The Simon Schama's of the World.
Now I understand why thatcher came last.

I'm surprised the middle class academics and luvvies even allowed her that result.

Meanwhile, back in the real world.................
 

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There are a lot of things you can criticise Thatcher for, but selling Council houses to their tenants was not one of them.,
They were more likely to tend their lawns, take up gardening, sweep the path outside their door, and generally be responsible.
People immediately had pride in their homes once they took ownerships and now many former Council sink estates have been transformed into desirable places to live.
They didn't replace the housing stock which is making London nigh on affordable. Of course outr government followed them down the same path.
 

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If they had a preference voting system I'd imagine you'd get a different result. Conservative historians views would be split but lefty ones would be near anonymous. Another perverse result of FPTP.
 


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