Conservative Rule 1951-64- AS level- British history- Edexcel- consensus and conflict

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Conservative Rule 1951-64
1956 election : Rab (calm) vs. Harold (fiery )= Harold winner- appointed ex journalist to be
press advisor to become popular
Britain must have deterrent so Russia will not fight back
Macmillan "Never had it so good" ­ low taxes and high spending- used image of super mac as
advantage- could not last forever inflation was coming
End of Korean war= less defence spending- increase welfare spending
Lower borrowing rates
H.P rules relaxed= more spending
Denationalised successful businesses
Consensus politics
Butskellism- mixed economy
Ended rationing by 1955
`young conservative party'
Limited influence of individual donors to be chosen for election
Macmillan
Appoints personal relations to members of gov= increased popularity
Fire side chats + premium bonds
USA- mother American "we are the Greeks to their romans"
Suez Crisis
Suez crisis= end of Eden `holiday'
UN against England only Austraila, Canada & New Zeland supporters due to being made up of
British citizens
Operation musketeer
Suez canal created easy travel ­ had to get Egyptians out as King Farouk was corrupted- cut
off fund for Aswan Dam
Macmillan Housing minister
Brought cheaper resources
Recruited foreign workers
Stevenage created- more space for housing
Less restrictions ­ 80% didn't have to be council
Private builders eg. marples

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