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    Greatest British PM of the last 100 years....

    I'm thinking it's essentially out of four:

    1) Winston Churchill
    2) Lady Thatcher
    3) Lloyd George
    4) Tony Blair

    All PM's who led Britain in a time of war.

    But I've prolly missed someone else significant.

    For me, it's Winnie Churchill - great orator and inspired his people during WW2 what with "we shall fight in the streets and the hills" and all that.
    He was also one hell of a writer (if anyone here has read the History of the Second World War, they would know)

    Maggie Thatcher was overrated imo -- c'mon the Falkland Islands war was a joke --- the Brits beat a bunch of Argie conscripts and even then they could only do it with American help and were fortunate that France did not supply Argentina with more Exocet misslies and Super Etendard bombers.
    Conservatives like to talk her up along with Ronald Reagan as having beaten the Soviet Union but IMO the USSR was always a ticking time bomb that would implode anyway.
    I guess she'll also be remembered for the way she crushed the coal miners strike but I still maintain she was overrated like Reagan.

    What do others think ? How do people view Blair's performance ??
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    No doubt in my mind that big Winston was the greatest, he's a class act that man.
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    Churchill was a dire PM but just the guy you need to inspire you when you're getting shafted by the Luftwaffe.

    Thatcher is a joke. Interested to know what American help happened during the Falklands tbh. Let us not forget the Belgrano, another war crime that victors have got away with.

    If i've remembered correctly Lloyd George helped create the Second World War with over the top punishments on Germany post First World War.

    And Tony Blair has sent us to an unjust war in Iraq.

    Time to send forth some more candidates i feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    Churchill was a dire PM but just the guy you need to inspire you when you're getting shafted by the Luftwaffe.

    If i've remembered correctly Lloyd George helped create the Second World War with over the top punishments on Germany post First World War.
    Agree with the first part about Churchill, and inspiration definately and that's why he was a good PM for the time he served. And you are right about Lloyd George, he was the British representative at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.


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    O shoot I learned about all this in grade 10 history , btw I know this is off-topic but I heard there is some town in Holland or some other European country (not sure, but think it's Holland) where Canadians recieve a lot of respect and they treat you like God because that town was freed by Canadian troops during WWII and blah blah, there's a whole long story behind it. Does anyone know which town/city I might be talking about .

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    The Battle of the Scheldt comes up a fair bit with regards to Holland and Candian troops, as for names of towns Nijmegen comes up a fair bit too. Tarick is the guy to ask tbh.

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    Sir Winston wins it easily . Inspiring personality , had all the sentences and friendly banters in the bag ,he gathered all the other difficult leaders on one table and he was a born leader !
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ View Post
    Sir Winston wins it easily . Inspiring personality , had all the sentences and friendly banters in the bag ,he gathered all the other difficult leaders on one table and he was a born leader !
    Pretty much as i said before, he was great war time PM but at the end of the day a pretty dire peace time PM.

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    Pretty much as i said before, he was great war time PM but at the end of the day a pretty dire peace time PM.
    After any war the re-construction is one of the toughest jobs . And off course this re-construction era demands so many other sacrifices and it was a slow re-building process and at that time (especially after the war) I firmly believe that his opponents used all the available tools to mock him over the some what destroyed economic infrastructure of the country !!!
    I believe that he wasn't a general type of a person and I see a president or prime minister as if he was a good diplomat or had all the tools of foreign and internal affairs .

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    "And I say Britains best Prime Minister was Lord Palmerston!"
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    "Lord Palmerston!"
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    Was that on the Simpsons with Barney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post

    Time to send forth some more candidates i feel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Was that on the Simpsons with Barney?
    Yeah. He was arguing with Wade Boggs at Moe's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
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    agreed....

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