Overrated

The former president’s administration was defined by lies, cover-ups and incompetent foreign policy

The self-aggrandising Speaker has confused the importance of his office with that of its holder

The German theologian unleashed the Reformation but ended up a fanatic anti-Semite

The sinister and sanguinary Soviet revolutionary was, above all, a very lucky man

The former Labour minister played a key role in creating the poisonous atmosphere prevalent in British politics

The human rights lawyer recently elevated to the Lords is no Lady Justice

Demolishing the self-mythologising of the high priestess of Nazi chic

It is doubtful whether the rising star of French politics will live up to the hope and hype

The EU’s foreign policy chief is a lightweight

The Chinese leader is repressive, bullying, and inadequate