That shows, excluding Churchill, that MT polled more than the rest put together! It also means that to be remembered you have to actually DO something: you have to know what to do and get on and do it. Where are today's Statesmen and women? There are...erm...none. I can think of not a single conviction politician that could LEAD the country.
(*) - Less than 0.5 per cent.
Margaret Thatcher (1979-90) 34%
Winston Churchill (1951-55) 15%
Tony Blair (1997-2007) 11%
Harold Wilson (1964-70 and 1974-76) 9%
Clement Attlee (1945-51) 7%
Harold Macmillan (1957-63) 3%
Edward Heath (1970-74) 1%
John Major (1990-97) 1%
James Callaghan (1976-79) 1%
Anthony Eden (1955-57) *
Gordon Brown (2007- ) *
Alec Douglas-Home (1963-64) *
Don’t know 18%
The Daily Telegraph is doing a great series on the great Lady and in one article "Why Britain still needs more Thatcherism" (By Philip Johnston - DT Home affairs editor)
The failure of 'the Left': they have never understood "the concept of individual choice and freedom"...no, the quote isn't a comment on Blair/Brown but said during the no-confidence debate that led to the fall of the ill-fated Callaghan government 30 years ago!
"There has been a failure not only of policies but of the whole philosophy on which they are based - the philosophy which elevates the state, dwarfs the individual and enlarges the bureaucracy."