To what extent did the Conservatives maintain Consensus politics?

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    • Thornycroft and Monetarism
      • Argued for a drastic cut in welfare spending etc. e.g. a £153 million cut in taxes and defence spending cut
    • Eden 1955-7
      • SOCIAL Set up 10 new advanced technical colleges
      • SOCIAL Protected welfare/health changes of the 1940s
    • The ROBOT Crisis
      • Attempt to 'float the pound' to try to help with the economy as we wouldn't waste gold reserves to prop it up. Opposed by Churchill and Eden due to unemployment. Dropped and Consensus was restored.
    • Churchill 1951-55
      • SOCIAL   RA Butler formed the Education Act
      • ECONOMY Full employment achieved by 1955
    • Relative economic decline
      • EG Michael Shanks 'The Stagnant Society' began to question the PWC. Chancellor Selwyn Lloyd froze pay rises for the first time
    • Macmillan 1957-63
      • SOCIAL Unemployment never exceed 2% throughout this period
      • ECONOMY the average weekly wage doubled

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/Lucas/Austin/

A good resource. Perhaps a little more detail required.

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