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
The Impossible Office? The History of the British Prime Minister
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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