Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 3 years ago

    July 2013.
    I asked my wife if she could name 10 American Presidents and she managed 9 plus ‘the peanut man’.
    To the American fans of Doonesbury:
    How many UK Prime Ministers can you name?
    I’m sure you will manage two easily, but I’ll be especially interested in how many of the last 5 are memorable.

    Mike

  2. Astolat

    Astolat said, about 3 years ago

    Maybe the Brit readers could have a corresponding competition to name five leaders of the opposition who never went on to be Prime Minister…

  3. corzak

    corzak said, about 3 years ago

    here’s off the top, no cheating, no coffee . . . Cameron, Major, Blair, Thatcher . . . who was there in the 90s?

    I actually know more from a century ago . . . Palmerston, Disraeli, Gladstone, Salisbury, Asquith . . . before that, Melbourne, a couple of Pitts . . .

  4. TexTech

    TexTech said, about 3 years ago

    @corzak

    I am impressed by your knowledge of British leaders. However I am surprised by your omission of one of the most famous of all British Prime Ministers. The man who led Britain through the dark days of the Second World War, Winston Chuirchill.

  5. R. S. Buchanan

    R. S. Buchanan GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Off the top of my head and working backward:
    Cameron, Brown, Blair, Major, Thatcher, Wilson, Heath, MacMillan, Churchill, Atlee, Chamberlain, Baldwin (several times), Lloyd George, and Asquith. It gets fuzzy before that, and I’m sure I missed one or two (someone in the late ’70s, I think, between Wilson and Thatcher.

  6. corzak

    corzak said, about 3 years ago

    @TexTech

    lol! Well, Churchill is a “gimme” of course . . . everyone can name Churchill!

  7. corzak

    corzak said, about 3 years ago

    @R. S. Buchanan

    Nicely done.

    Brown . . . that’s who I forgot. Forgettable Brown. And of course, Chamberlain, the “Ol’ Appeaser” . . .

  8. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 3 years ago

    @R. S. Buchanan

    Well Done, from the 70’s Jim Callaghan (Labour), Wilson and Heath were both PM twice. Thanks to everyone who had a go.

  9. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 3 years ago

    @Mike31g

    My two assumed ‘gimmies’ were Thatcher and Churchill.

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