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The Atlee government's achievements Labour

Welfare State ­ based on Beveridge Report to eliminate 5 giants ­ want,
disease, idleness, squalor, ignorance ­ offered "protection from cradle to
grave" with no means test
National Insurance Act
Industrial Injuries Act
NHS Act
Education Act ­ free compulsory education
Family Allowances Act…

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Economic ­ adopted Keynesianism ­ employment is priority golden circle
of employment
£4198 million debt
Manufacturing exports dropped by 60% in wartime Invisible exports had
halved
Dalton negotiated loan of $6000 from USA ­ but dollar was too strong
and Britain suffered from "dollar gap" ­ drained much of the…

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