HOWARD, like Gough, was hated and adored . I have written too much about him in the last two years so follow the Tag and here if you want to see it through.
Unlike Gough, I think he lacked imagination, was a political opportunist who saw his role as to stay in power and therefore was poll driven rather than ideal driven. History will give us a better perspective, but I am interested how he seems to have fallen almost completely out of public view. One cannot see him having the same sort of humanitarian profile as a Malcolm Fraser, for example; I just think he could (and should) have been so much better.