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The BBC has a clip of the Labour Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, during the 1950 election campaign, about to go into a large public meeting and stopped by a BBC television reporter who asks him,

“What would you like to say to the British people, Mr Attlee.”

Attlee, who would never use two words when one would do, says,

“Nothing”and passes on into the meeting.

Today, our Prime Minister would not even have got such a friendly question from the media, let alone have failed to answer it.

The whole character of elections has changed over this period and Britain has changed from a two party to a multi-party system.

Elections and Parliaments are dominated by Political Parties. There are hardly any Independent MPs across European countries, or even in other parts of the world.