Over at Comment is Free, Martin Kettle has an interesting post on which 20th Century British Prime Ministers deserve to be classified as outstanding. Kettle thinks that 11 deserve the accolade with Asquith, Churchill, Attlee and Thatcher in the first rank of those who did great things in great times, Baldwin, Macmillan and Heath in the second of those who did great things in more settled times and a third of Salisbury, Lloyd George, Wilson and Blair who have a more mixed record.
I must admit that I’d be a little meaner. To my mind, Churchill. Attlee and Thatcher make the first rank, with Macmillan and Blair in the second and the two Liberals Asquith and Lloyd George in the third. What do you think? Comment away.