Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher
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Politicians with charisma: Boris, Thatcher, Blair, Salmond, Farage

12 May 2014 Last updated at 13:46 BST

Some say politics is showbiz for ugly people, but a very few politicians attain celebrity status and have the skill to transcend party politics.

Eleanor Garnier reports in a Daily Politics film with archive of Boris Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage.

Studio debate: Matt Forde and Peter Hitchens on Blair and Boris images

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