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    Default Greatest Prime Minister of all time

    TEE (Title Explains Everything)
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    Lord Palmerston!

    No, Pitt the Elder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Simpsons
    Barney: "And I say, England's greatest Prime Minister was Lord Palmerston!"

    Wade Boggs: "Pitt the Elder!"

    Barney: "Lord Palmerston!"

    Wade Boggs: "Pitt the Elder!" (Shoves Barney)

    Barney: "Okay, you asked for it, bud!" (Barney Punches out Wade Boggs)

    Moe: "Yeah, that's showing him, Barney! Pitt the Elder..."

    Barney: "Lord Palmerston!" (Punches out Moe)
    This poll could get ugly!

    Edit-> damn, beaten to it by Hurin_Rules.
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    It was Clement Atlee, but nevermind.
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    Churchill doesnt get a mention. Is this the Engish PM your speaking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny
    Churchill doesnt get a mention. Is this the Engish PM your speaking about?
    Supposed to be tongue in cheek

    And Churchill was a shite politician during peace time.
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    Where is the gah option?I dont know any of them.Maybe im just ignorant.
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    I voted Jim Hacker for entertainment value.
    Kagemusha, its not surprising you don't know any of them (although you should know John Major, TB's predecessor). Here's a bit of info:
    Lord North: chum of George III who managed to lose those rebellious colonies in the 18th century
    Spencer Perceval: Only PM ever to be assasinated
    Ramsay Macdonald: His term lasted for a mere few months before losing power.
    Jim Hacker: Prime Minister in the Yes, Prime Minister comedy series (n.b: did not exist in real life).
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    Now that i think of John Major i should have known.Thanks for the info King Henry V.
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    I don't see Jean Chretien!
    C'mon, man, he Force-Choked(TM) a reporter who got in his face and bashed some burglers with an Inuit statue.
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    Disraeli and Vicki

    Now they knew how to run things!
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    Of those on the list, Jim Hacker, for making me laugh. A lot.
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    Arthur Wellesley.
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    Bravery is not to never feel the fear.
    Bravery is to be terrified as hell;
    But to hold the line anyway.

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    Although Wellington is one of my ´great heroes, I don't think he was such a good Prime Minister, even though he did manage to get the Catholic Emanciapation through Parliament. He thought he could order other members of the Tory Party around like his aides and generals in the Peninsula.
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    Olof Palme is missing....

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    Lord North, for driving off all that nasty rabble in the colonies.... wait... that's me... Hey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mujalumbo
    I don't see Jean Chretien!
    C'mon, man, he Force-Choked(TM) a reporter who got in his face and bashed some burglers with an Inuit statue.
    I always knew he had joined the dark side.
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    I may have it wrong, but wasn't North opposed to ticking off the Colonies (the future US)? But he had to do it anyway?

    And Churchill would've been my vote, since he was great when it mattered - during the UK's struggle for survival.

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    Major!!! I have posters of this heroic figure plastered all over the front of my house.

    How he ever got re-elected....

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    BLAIR!!!!..............just kidding
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    Charles Grey. Abolished slavery in Brit holdings, and had a great tea named after him.
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    Disraeli, or Thatcher, one of those two (tounge not in cheek).

    North was a complete arse for losing us the potentially most lucrative colonies we had (if we'd expanded Westwards like the US) and then setting a precedent for which the other colonies thought they could become independent, so he gets my vote. Silly man.

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