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The Prime Ministers We Never Had

Steve Richards

58 mins watch time

Posted September 2021

History, Politics

Was Harold Wilson a bigger figure than Denis Healey? Was John Major more ‘prime ministerial’ than Michael Heseltine? Would David Miliband have become prime minister if it were not for his brother Ed? In this talk, journalist Steve Richards looks at the prime ministers we never had, examining what made each of these illustrious figures unique and why they failed to make the final leap to the very top.