This talk examines the unexpected origins of the Prime Minister’s office in the 1920s and 1930s, its restructuring in the 1960s, and its eventual emergence as a centre of decision-making filled with unelected advisors. Particular attention during the talk will cover the way that friendships, electoral politics, and chance changed the structure and purpose of this most secretive government office.
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