Arguments that the prime minister is effectively a president

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The prerogative powers are extremely important and their role as commander-in-chief and foreign policy leader makes them appear presidential.
Commanding the armed forces and generally maintaining the security of the state.
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Spatial leadership by Michael Foley suggests that the prime minister is increasingly separated from the government and is seen as a lone figure.
Margaret Thatcher deliberately made herself an outsider in government and criticised governments that she was the head of.
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There’s a ‘Prime Minister’s Department’ which looks like a president’s establishment.
The prime minister has an extensive network of personal advisers, think tanks, policy units and working groups that serve them alone.
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The media treat the prime minister as if they are the president.
Tony Blair made a speech when Princess Diana died and on 9/11.
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Spatial leadership by Michael Foley suggests that the prime minister is increasingly separated from the government and is seen as a lone figure.

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Margaret Thatcher deliberately made herself an outsider in government and criticised governments that she was the head of.

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There’s a ‘Prime Minister’s Department’ which looks like a president’s establishment.

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The media treat the prime minister as if they are the president.

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