The tragedy of power failures at No 10

Two timely books make us think about what it takes to be a successful prime minister – and why so few have been up to the job, writes

They come to office with big dreams only to find that most of them crumble to dust

Andrew Rawnsley
Books Politics

The Impossible Office? The History of the British Prime Minister Anthony Seldon Cambridge University Press, £19.99, pp430 The British Prime Minister in an Age of Upheaval Mark Garnett Polity Press, £18.99, pp288 Freshly installed as prime...

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