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Heath, 19701974

Heath ­break with consensus ­ less gov intervention, hands off ­
"Selsdon man" ­ wanted to "reduce the rise in prices, increase
productivity and reduce unemployment" ­ "new right" ­ Wilson called
it "uncaring" decided to abandon incomes policy and allow the market
forces to operate
Industrial Relations…

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EEC ­ seen as Heath's only success ­ joined 1st January 1973 ­ weak
bargaining position
Advantages ­ access to European markets, foreign business,
development grants, right to work in other EEC countries
But disadvantages outweighed benefits ­ unable to buy cheap food from
Commonwealth ­ CAP added £1000 to…


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