Winston Churchill: The First Prime Minister Of Britain

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The government of the United Kingdom operates within the framework of a constitutional monarchy, in which the Monarch is the head of state, but it is also a unitary democracy where the prime minister is the head of government. Sir Robert Walpole WAS the first prime minister of the nation and is generally considered to be one of the greatest politicians in British history. While Prime Minister William Pitt was the first to publicly oppose the Slave Trade, another great political leader Charles Grey abolished slavery throughout the British Empire. However Grey was against women’s suffrage which ironically fuelled the movement further. Winston Churchill who served as prime minister three different times in his career is held in history as one…show more content…
He was one of the few who paved the way for a great political revolution in his nation and increased the outreach of ‘The Conservative’ party’s visions and objectives. Though he initially struggled to find his place in the ‘House of Commons’, Benjamin took the political circles of his nation by storm after he arrived. After a period of thirty seven years since his arrival, he led his party to a thumping victory, and eventually went on to become the Prime Minister of Britain. Benjamin also has the reputation of being the only Jewish man in the history of Britain to have held the post of the Prime Minister. His leadership abilities got the attention of Queen Victoria, who named Benjamin the ‘Earl of Beaconsfield’, one of the highest political honours awarded to an individual. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs. He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is the only British prime minister to have been of Jewish…show more content…
She won three consecutive terms of office in two decades and became the only British Prime Minister in the twentieth century to do so. One of the most influential Prime Ministers of Britain, she was also the most debated stateswomen of the century, earning both respect and hatred from the public, particularly for her treatment of trade unions. She transformed the Conservative Party from just another participant in the lowest common denominator politics of Britain into a national champion. She earned the nickname ‘Iron Lady’ because of her leadership style and radical ideologies, which came to be known as ‘Thatcherism’. Her journey from a humble grocer’s daughter to Secretary of State for Education and Science was one of steely perseverance. Following her appointment as Prime Minister, she introduced a new wave of economic initiatives to reverse what she perceived as a national decline. Margaret Thatcher was a woman of staunch values and brought about radical changes even though her ideas were under siege. She strode British politics with great astuteness and had the knack of making the most of opportunities, a trait which made her the most admired, yet controversial leader of the

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