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School of Politics and International Relations

Macmillan’s many, many chancellors


Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary looks back at Harold Macmillan's time as Prime Minister, and his infamous string of cabinet sackings dubbed The Night of the Long Knives: "To understand why Macmillan’s move earned such a sobriquet, one has to imagine Boris Johnson getting rid of the following in one fell swoop (for once, the cliché is entirely appropriate): Dominic Raab, Nadhim Zahawi, Ben Wallace, Alister Jack, Michael Gove, Oliver Dowden, and, of course, Rishi Sunak."

This was covered in the The Daily Telegraph (PDF available on request)



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