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Wilson, 19641970 Labour

Wilson new progressive image for Labour ­positive comparison to the
huntin'shootin'fishin' aristocratic DouglasHome who was out of touch ­
Wilson :less privileged background and was younger, seen as modern
with his pipe and openness to the "swinging sixties"
Labour increased their vote share by only 0.3% so…

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EEC ­ rejected by France again ­ "sick man of Europe" ­ open
annoyance of other 5 members ­ humiliation ­ demonstrated economic

Social ­ much passed by Roy Jenkins ­ tolerant, sophisticated, civilised
Race Relations Act, 1965 and 1968
Abortion Act, 1967
Sexual Offences Act ­ 1967


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