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The BBC is a leftist organization. It named Oswald Mosley the worst Briton of the 20th century. Mosley was a bad guy and a friend of Mussolini, but did he have the same negative effect as, God forbid, Neville Chamberlin?


9 posted on 01/02/2006 1:29:26 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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He could have been, if he had the chance.


11 posted on 01/02/2006 4:20:28 AM PST by Axlrose
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To say nothing of Benny Hill. OK, most annoying Briton of the 20th Century.


13 posted on 01/02/2006 4:28:51 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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Well for a start, the BBC didn't select these people- a panel of historians did. As for Mosley- Well, he was a pretty nasty piece of work. I'm not sure even he deserves the title though as he never had that much impact on British politics once he left Labour in 1930... I can't say I find Chamberlain a credible candidate either- being out of ones depth and deluded on a single issue isn't enough in my opinion. What's needed is a figure who was persistantly wrong on a whole range of issues over a long period of time, always on hand to bugger things up at the slightest opportunity.

I'd go for somebody like Edward VIII myself- he managed to spark a consitutional crisis through being a selfish idiot, and was altogether a little too cosy for comfort with Hitler aftwerwards. Or, one of the trade union leaders of the 70's- Jakc Jones, "Red Robbo" or similar. The amount of damage any of those three did to Britain was far greater then Mosley, who although a bete noire was never a threat.

As a side note, it's nice to see Dr Adamson in there- he's a tutor of mine and bloody good on early modern history.


14 posted on 01/02/2006 4:43:41 AM PST by Ed Thomas
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<< Mosley was a bad guy and a friend of Mussolini, but did he have the same negative effect as, God forbid, Neville Chamberlin? >>

Mosley was far from the worst 20th Century Briton but Arthur Neville Chamberlain was not at all a bad man.

Rather, Mr Chamberlain's sin was that he so faithfully represented his electorate.

The electorate, that is, comprised as it was then and is now of the morbidly-in-denial heads-up-the-bum morons and of effeminate, emasculated and homosexualized milksop appeasers. And their riding-crop cracking, be-jodhpured mothers.


27 posted on 01/02/2006 6:47:10 AM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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