Churchill and Eden 1951-6

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  • Churchill and Eden 1951-56
    • Consensus
      • Accept welfare state
      • House-building programme
      • work with trade unions
    • Industrial relations
      • Unofficial strikes not faced with army intervention
      • "English disease"
        • Low productivity
        • Lack of modernisation
        • Increasing demands
        • INFLATION
    • Welfare state
      • Housing - Macmillan - priority
        • Exceeded target of 300,000 houses
    • Butler and economy
      • balance of payments not great
        • defence costs soaring
        • import bill huge
        • cut travel allowances, raised Bank Rate and tried to control imports
          • America entered boom
            • Butler able to cut income tax
              • all went wrong again :(
                • too many imports, rising wages caused inflation
                  • released tax cutting budget
                    • came back with harsh cuts
                      • cut everyday items 0 'pots and pans' budget
    • Labour in opposition
      • Bevan struggled to hold things together
      • role of Britain as nuclear power split party
    • Eden 1955-6
      • little domestic knowledge - star at foreign matters
      • Suez Crisis 1956
  • Minister for Health - Macleod
    • Fought for money to modernise NHS
      • Welfare state
        • Housing - Macmillan - priority
          • Exceeded target of 300,000 houses

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