Aides to the Prime Minister from Robert Walpole to David Cameron
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Since the office of Prime Minister first developed in the 18th century, its incumbents have relied on special advisers to guide their policy-making and public relations. These shadowy, unelected figures have often been feared and resented. This history tells their story for the first time, from Robert Walpole's fixers through Lloyd George's war cabinet to the 'sofa government' of Tony Blair, showing how these essential advisers have provided their chiefs with both solace and strife.