Read about the 1945 general election, won by Clement Attlee in a surprise landslide victory over Winston Churchill. A surprise that shouldn’t have been a surprise given what the polls were saying.

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What candidates used to say in leaflets: the tiger, the earthquake and four snakes

The potted candidate biographies which appear in election leaflets these days are so dull compared to this gem from 1945. … Read the full post »

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