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Joel Tasker 13RMDThe Making of Modern Britain, 1951200705/10/2014




Assess the extent to which the Wilson government
achieved its objectives by 1970.
In the 1964 election campaign Harold Wilson referred to the 13 years of Tory
government between 1951 and 1964 as "13 wasted years". He made certain promises and
commitments…

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After the 1966 election Brown was moved out of the DEA and it faded away. The
newly reinstated government brought in prices and incomes policy in an attempt to keep
inflation down. However, after relentless striking in 1966 and early 1967 the…

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Jenkins had been inclined to side with the experts in 1964, and was prodevaluation. He
adopted the "classic" deflationary method. He raised taxes, tightened up governmental
spending in every area, and gave top priority to improving the balance of payments (BOP)
which…

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