And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
Posts Tagged: Alec Douglas-Home
The Prime Minister showed that on her home turf, in the Commons, she is still a very difficult woman to get out.
Iain Dale: This week’s media assault on Leadsom is astonishing – and she has done well to survive it
Plus: the downfall of Boles. This Eagle won’t fly. What to do with Gove? Cameron should become Foreign Secretary. And: Out there in the country, Blair is still popular.
Lewis Baston: How Edward Heath won the first Conservative leadership election, 50 years ago this month
He defeated the favourite, Reggie Maudling. And ever since, when offered a choice, the Tories have gone with the less familiar face among the main candidates.