The People - Smith 2 episodes, Preston Lockwood Edit Storyline Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative Party and financial institutions of the City of London. Genres: Drama.
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Many people in the media, financial services, and the intelligence services are deeply unhappy with Harry's win and his policies, and they unite to stop him by any means. The book was written in , at a time when Tony Benn looked likely to become deputy leader of the Labour Party which at the time was strongly challenging the government of Margaret Thatcher in the opinion polls. It also has strong echoes of the persistent rumours that have circulated over the years about attempts by members of the British security services, and other wings of the British Establishment, to undermine and depose Harold Wilson 's Labour government of the mids.
The story also has echoes of the Australian constitutional crisis in which there was alleged CIA involvement to remove a government proposing to close US military bases on Australian soil. This indicates the choice of name for Sir Peregrine, the chief conspirator in the novel.
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The novel was published by Serpent's Tail , and was re-released in Subsequent reprints have been credited by Mullin to the appointment of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in In Mullin revealed that he was working on a sequel. The four-part Channel 4 series, Secret State , was "inspired" by the same novel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Very British Coup Cover of the first edition.
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