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The President of England

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7271.1296 (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1296
  1. Steve Harrison, professor of social policy
  1. University of Manchester

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    Jim Waits

    Minerva Press, £13.99, pp 305

    ISBN 0 75411 073 7

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    Some familiar characters appear in this novel, written by a retired NHS chief executive, including a “Democratic Labour” government taking office after the Conservatives under Thatcher and Major, a strong modernising prime minister whose initials are AB, an apparently ruthlessly cynical spin doctor, a popular and (as it transpires) wily old queen, an unpopular heir to the throne, and a dead princess.

    The prime minister's secret agenda is to declare a republic of …

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