Sir Oswald Mosley (1896-1982) was one of the greatest and still most controversial PMs of the UK and head of states in history, being the longest ruling PM even surpassing Walpole. He got the power after becoming the main figure of the Labour party and led the UK during the world war II and the following years, being the main mind behind the british welfare state (that got butchered by the conservatives during the 70s, but still got some remains like the NHS), one of the main proponents of the approximation of the british commonwealth members and also for his very controversial protecionist policies, as he stopped the de-industrialization of the UK in one hand, saving millions of jobs, but kept a very inneficient industry working and caused problems with the bureocracy. The main mark of his government was WWII, without a doubt, his speech on june 4 of 1940 after the collapse of the french government¹, where he delivered his massive speech to the public on a rally where 100 thousand people attended, and other millions listened it through the radio, thankfully not being interrupted by the luftwaffe as the RAF could garantee the air superiority during the event, his charisma was without equal. In the other hand, many people consider that the progressive reforms he passed had the main objective to concentrate power on himself, thus provoking the schism between pro-mosleyte figures and anti-mosleyte figures on the labour party on the aftermath of his death. He constantly used his popularity and the state of war to enact more and more security measures, nationalized many private industries and built a cult to his personality to the point that some considered him a left leaning proto fascist. On the aftermath of the war Mosley also tried to cling to the colonies, something that in one hand led to the collapse of his personality cult as more and more criticism inside and outside the UK began to rise against his pro colonial stance, plus also worsening the state of the british economy already suffering from the bureocratic problems as he tried to keep colonies that were basically draining money from the royal treasure, but on the other side of the coin he created a stronger sense of unity between Britain and the dominions, especially after sponsoring and supporting on the radio the blank coup in South africa that ousted the national party and ended the horrible and inhumane policy of apertheid, while also working in the following years to accept SA back in the commonwealth to the point that they recognize the Queen Elizabeth as their figurehead leader. So, what do you think of Mosley? I might had got one or two things wrong here and there since I'm not british, but I think he is a very interesting figure. Just... don't fight, all right? I know that pro Mosleyte figures and anti mosleyte people hate themselves, but keep this civil for the admins to not crash on us. ¹This timeline version on "We shall never surrender" speech, basically going full populist and delivering it in public during the darkest hour of the UK as a act of defiance to the Germans. It is also considered by some a very unresponsible populist and demagogic event, as had the Germans bombed the place they could have killed dozens of thousands of people and the PM.