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  1. Há 5 dias · It is, indeed, a constant threat running from the conditionality of Harold Macmillans first ill-fated EC application in 1961 right up to present-day debates over the potential shape of ‘Brexit’.

  2. Há 6 dias · In 1960, Hugh Trevor-Roper arranged for then-Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to run for the post in order to save Oxford from the “solemn, pompous, dreary, respectable Times-reading world which hates elections (indeed, hates life)”. Today, Macmillan would be barred from the higher office: the broadsheet-reading election haters ...

  3. Há 3 dias · Macmillan offered the first substantive consideration of a government role in the economy, a consideration that would become important after the Labour victory of 1945 made it clear Conservatives would need to retool their responses to a new electoral and industrial era.

  4. Há 16 horas · That wise old Tory owl, Harold Macmillan, who won a landslide victory in 1959, used to argue that you couldn’t just cut taxes and head for the polls. He said you had to let money ‘ fructify’ in people’s pockets, echoing the words of William Gladstone, Britain’s most famous 19th century chancellor, 100 years before.

  5. Há 3 dias · President Eisenhower made two royal visits in 1959. He met with Queen Elizabeth, as well as Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.

  6. Há 5 dias · In 1955 Kim Philby held a press conference after being cleared of spying charges by Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan. "I have never been a communist," he declared then. Getty Images

  7. Há 3 dias · When Harold Macmillan was appointed his successor in preference to R. A. Butler, Lady Eden wrote to Butler (whom two years earlier she had described in her diary as "curiously unnatural") that she thought politics "a beastly profession ... and how greatly I admire your dignity and good humour".