So, imagine that, as Polly is panting for, we had been a Republic these past 60 years.
G VI pops his clogs on schedule but (invent some nonsense here) Liz doesn\’t take over and we go to a vote on who should be President.
Call it 7 year terms. Who would we have had over the years?
I think a good argument can be made that we\’d actually have got Liz back in \’52.
But leave that aside. What does anyone think would have been a reasonable and likely series of Presidents?
Assume that the basic political system remains. Power with the PM in the Commons. President is a figurehead, not an executive.
I could imagine Churchill having won the first election. I could also imagine the first line politicians never even considering it and us getting a succession of definitely second rankers filling the post. Around 2003, 2004 sort of time, would Labour have put up Blair or Prescott?
Tatchell would have been an independent candidate several times but not got anywhere near election.
So, anyone want to have a go? Give us a list of the Presidents of the Great British Republic from 1952 to present?
Be as odd as you like. Don\’t forget, in this universe the celebrations started with 130,000 race goers watching the Queen being entertained by a dancing dog. Weird is definitely believable.