The Commonwealth has had consistently bad press. It was originally seen as a kind of hangover empire. People have long predicted its demise.
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|Birth:||4th July, 1945|
|Death:||10th April, 2004|
Benjamin John Pimlott, known as Ben Pimlott, was a British historian of the post-war period in Britain. He made a substantial contribution to the literary genre of political biography. In 1970, he was appointed as a lecturer in the politics department of the University of Newcastle, where he also took his PhD. In the February 1974 General Election, Pimlott contested Arundel on behalf of the Labour Party, and Cleveland and Whitby the following October. Having lost on both occasions, he also contested the 1979 election, after which he left the North East to take up a research post at the London School of Economics, moving to a lectureship at Birkbeck College, London in 1981. Aside from his attempts at a Parliamentary career in the 1970s, not to mention his tenure as Chairman of the Fabian Society in 1993/1994. At the time of his death from leukemia in 2004, he was Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London.
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