Sacking Prime Ministers: Track 1

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Over the past one hundred years, only two British prime ministers, Stanley Baldwin and Harold Wilson have left Number 10 entirely voluntarily, the electorate has voted most of them out. So why do PM’s so rarely leave office on their own terms? What happens when a prime minister’s credibility becomes weakened? The Open University’s Dr. Richard Heffernan, Reader in Government, leads discussions and compares the administrational differences between presidents and prime ministers. Can an American president be forced out of power in the same way as a British prime minister?

By: The OpenLearn Team (The Open University)

  • Duration 12 minutes
  • Updated Wednesday 5th May 2010

Track 1: An introduction: Sacking prime ministers

A short video introduction to this album



Tracks in this podcast:

Track Title Description
1 An introduction: Sacking prime ministers A short video introduction to this album Play now An introduction: Sacking prime ministers
2 Sacking prime ministers The Open University’s Dr. Richard Heffernan, Reader in Government, leads discussions and compares the administrational differences between presidents and prime ministers. Play now Sacking prime ministers