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What are Prime Ministers for? Lecture by Peter Hennessy, Lord Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield, FBA

Lecture in Politics and Government, delivered by Lord (Peter) Hennessy FBA, on 13 October 2014 (venue: The British Academy).

An examination of the accruing functions of the UK Prime Minister since 1945. Thoughts on the expectations placed upon premiers by parliamentary and public opinion and ever burgeoning media pressure. Possible future developments.

About the Speaker:
Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London and an independent crossbench peer in the House of Lords.

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