Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Prime Ministers who never were

The Prime Ministers who never were - edited by Francis Beckett. A collections of political counterfactuals, I found it rather disappointing in that a couple of the examples seem to stray a bit to far from reality and into wish fulfilment.  On the other hand, they weren't afraid to paint some less than rosy pictures - George Brown being PM instead of Harold Wilson ending up losing his seat in the following general election. The most interesting and convincing was though the idea that Oswald Mosley might have stayed in the Labour Party and ended up party Leader and Prime Minister if he hadn't gone off instead to form the New Party and later the British Union of Fascists.

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