Labour before Thatcher

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  • Created on: 14-02-13 15:08
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  • Thatcher's rise to power from Labour
    • Success
      • Social
        • 1978: 9 Oilfields in production
      • Economic
        • Control public spending
        • 1978 Inflation rates fell
      • Politics
        • Wilson has strong but small government
        • Healey was a talented politician
    • Failures
      • Political
        • Party divisons and clashes
        • Healey clashed with personalities
        • Pressure from Trade Unions
        • Lib-Lab
        • Loss of authority
      • Economic
        • IMF crisis of £3B
        • Government nationalised British Leyland
        • Steep rises in taxation
        • Inflation due to wage increases
        • Aimed to have 3% max wage increase
      • Foreign
        • Devolution acts for Scotland and Wales
        • Problems over deadlock in N.Ireland
      • Social
        • Post war consensus
        • Unemployment
        • Catastrophic winter 1978-79
        • Lack of investment = poor public services

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