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Are the powers of the UK prime minister now outweighed by the limitations to that power? (40
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Since the 1960s there has been a general perception that prime-ministerial power has increased in
the UK. It was Richard Crossman, a Labour minister under Harold Wilson, who first identified the…

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media. Major had a poor public image and Brown was also disliked after a good start. In extreme
circumstances, too, a prime minister may be removed from office. Callaghan lost a vote of no
confidence in 1979, Thatcher was removed by her own colleagues because she refused to repeal
the…

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