Conservative Decline and the Rise of New Labour - Society (AQA compete notes 16/16)

These notes are for the 'Making of Modern Britain' course on AQA and as such follow the spec, although would be useful for all modern britian courses. They contain hystoriography, detail and explanations. 

The notes are devided into the sections of the spec, therefore there are 16 documents (as there are 4 areas (politics, economics, society, and foriegn policy) and there are 4 periods (Post war, Wilson + heath, Thatcher, and Blair)). 

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Conservative
Decline
and
the
Rise
of
`New
Labour',
1990
­
2007
­
society

Social
issues
and
population
change;
the
extent
to
which
Britain
had
become
and

integrated
and
multicultural
society
by
2007



Demographic


- Between
1990
and
2007
population
grew
by
3
million

- Population
change
over
the
period

o…

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- Between
1991
and
2007
the
number
of
immigrants
doubled.

o About
a
third
are
from
EU
countries.

! Eastern
Bloc.

- In
the
1990s
they
was
a
large
increase
in
Asylum
seekers.

o Fleeing
from
Somalia,
Afghanistan
and
Iraq.

- There
were
concerns
that
many
Asylum
seekers
were
not…

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o 1993
Metropolitan
police
were
seen
to
have
mishandled
the

murder
of
Stephan
Lawrence.

o Report
following
Lawrence
found
them
to
be
`institutionally
racist'.

- Riots
and
racism


o 1995
Riots
broke
out
between
poor
black
communities
and

wealthier
Asian
ones.

o 2001
Riots
in
Oldham
caused
by
white
resentment…

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o In
2007
computers
really
became
moveable
and
personal
with
the

launch
of
the
first
iphone,
which
allowed
access
to
information

anywhere.

- Decline
of
print
media

o Circulations
continued
to
fall
with
the
rise
of
the
internet.

o National
Daily's
circulation
fell
from
17
million
in
1990
to
13…

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- Fertility
rate
fell
from
2.95
in
the
1960s
but
by
2006
it
was
1.77
(below

replacement
level
of
2.1).



Religion



- Many
different
faiths
within
Britain.

- There
was
increasing
fears
about
the
"failure
of
integration".

- 1990s
­
keep
Sunday
special
campaign
to
stop
shops
opening
on
the…

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o Separation
of
the
Prince
and
Princess
of
Wales
occurred
in
the

early
1990s.

o The
death
of
`the
people's
princess'
caused
mass
out
pouring
of

grief.

! Disliked
the
Queen
due
to
her
not
initially
saying
anything

about
the
death.

o 2002
Celebrating
the
Jubilee
was
very
popular.


o…

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- Marr

o `In
global
terms,
to
be
born
British
remains
a
wonderful
stroke
of

luck.'












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