- Popular; charming.
- “Peace comes first always”.
- 17 to 100 seats when he called General Election.
- Reshuffled Cabinet; took RAB out of Chancellor position due to his lack of economic knowledge.
- 215,000 unemployed in July, 1955.
- Good relationship with US; this broke, however, with Suez crisis.
- Some in the party voiced annoyance at his lack of experience.
- Had little knowledge of economics.
- Deemed too conciliatory with trade unions.
- Made extremely unpopular as a result of Suez.
- US pressure revealed financial weakness of Britain.
- Most of the Cabinet preferred RAB.