Over the period, the prime ministers have followed a democratic pattern of working. The major issues have been discussed at length on the floor of the house and decisions made accordingly. Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and a few others have been the exception. With a strong conviction of their own on certain issues, they had gone ahead with them with total disregard for public opinion or that of their colleagues. This type of behavior by the prime ministers is not tolerated for a long period of time and both the prime ministers had to lose their office subsequently in the general elections!