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Who is the worst ever British Prime Minister?: from Lord Liverpool to Theresa May

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2017 by kmflett

Some argue that Theresa May, who has been Prime Minister for less than a year is the worst ever. There is however stiff competition.

 

Lord Liverpool, a Tory, (1812-27) who presided over the Peterloo Massacre in 1819,introduced the repressive Six Acts that cracked down on democratic political activity and introduced the 1825 anti-union Combination Acts is a serious contender for the title.

Earl Grey who was a Liberal (1830-34) is also up there. He was PM when the Tolpuddle Martyrs stood trial and he introduced the Poor Law and the Workhouse. On the plus side he abolished slavery (as it was then).

Ramsay MacDonald (1924;1929-1935). First Labour Prime Minister; Later First National Government Prime Minister…

Margaret Thatcher, Tory, (1979-1990) Falklands War, miners strike, poll tax. An impressive record

Tony Blair, Labour (1997-2007) not perhaps an obvious contender compared to others but features primarily because of the Iraq War.

David Cameron (2010-2016) Lost Referendum on Europe he was supposed to win. Then resigned.

Theresa May (2016-) Called an Election to increase her majority and ended up with a minority Government (at best)

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