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Staking a claim....

May. 31st, 2006 | 02:21 pm
Political climate: peacefulpeaceful
posted by: gramarye1971 in claim_a_pm

Prime Minister: Sir Alec Douglas-Home - disclaimed his title as the 14th Earl of Home to become Prime Minister from 1963-1964, and later served as Edward Heath's Foreign Secretary from 1970-1974.


*and also points to icon*

Favourite thing about him: He was a thoroughly honest, decent man, and one of the very last of the old-style politicians who looked upon their political duty as a moral imperative.

Favourite quote: I have a two of them, actually. One is by Sir Alec himself, and the other is the best description of him I've ever read.

1) 'I went into politics because I felt that it was a form of public service and that as nearly a generation of politicians had been cut down in the first war those who had anything to give in the way of leadership ought to do so.'

2) 'The only Prime Minister in the postwar period for whom, if he stopped me in the street and asked me to lend him a fiver as he'd left his money at home, I would have opened my wallet without hesitation.' (comment made by a modern history professor and quoted by Peter Hennessy in The Prime Minister: The Office and Its Holders Since 1945, p. 274)

(I also have a soft spot for Edward Heath as well, but dear old Sir Alec is so relatively unknown that I thought I'd spread the love around. ^_^)

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I'd like to claim...

May. 22nd, 2006 | 01:07 am
posted by: lisabel in claim_a_pm

Prime Minister: Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.
Picture if you have one:
Favourite thing about them: I have to choose just one? Hmm...Personality. In as much as it can be determined through documents.
Favourite quote: "An extraordinary affair. I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them."

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after having claimed enough russians...

May. 18th, 2006 | 10:59 pm
posted by: obeseskeleton in claim_a_pm

i claim benjamin disraeli
I claimed Benjamin Disraeli

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I claim...

May. 18th, 2006 | 05:50 pm
location: Michigan
Political climate: amusedamused
Sound of Westminster: L'arc en ciel - Snow Drop
posted by: medraxellion in claim_a_pm

*walks in whistling innocently* I claim the current prime minister of Japan, Junichiro Koizumi. We all have to love a PM with the balls to say "my way or the highway". Not to mention how sexy he is for an old guy. Mrow!

Prime Minister: Junichiro Koizumi
Picture: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Favourite quote: “Mr Noguchi, I tried the space noodles, but how did they taste in space? Were they good?”
Favourite thing about him: His hair.


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May. 18th, 2006 | 07:56 pm
Political climate: bouncybouncy
Sound of Westminster: You can kill the protestor... Anti Flag
posted by: voltaireontoast in claim_a_pm

Hey! It's Kim, Le Mod.
And I'm kicking off by claiming Clement Atlee. King of tea and the National Health Service.


That still sounds wrong.

Promote it too.

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