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

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Published on Oct 22, 2014

The British Academy Lecture in Politics and Government held at the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences on October 13 2014.

Chaired by: Professor Anthony King FBA, University of Essex

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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