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Harold Wilson: the winner

by Nick Thomas-Symonds (recommended retail price: £25)

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The beatification of Harold Wilson, especially within the Labor Party, is a wonder to behold. Tories have always had a grudging admiration for the master tactician who won four of five elections in the turbulent decade between 1964 and 1974. But his name was mud among Bennites and Blairites in the years from his resignation in 1976 until the end of Blair. time. To the Labor left, he sold out; on the right, it hasn’t sold or “upgraded” enough. His previous biographers were ambivalent at best. His sordid resignation honors list – wealthy tycoon James Goldsmith et al – casts a long shadow.

Now everything is changed. This revisionist proudly…

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