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Sectionone:Labour's1945victory



Majorityo f1 46
FPTP­a dvantaget oL abour­L abourg ot3 0,000v otesf or
everys eata ndL iberalsg ot1 87,000f ore verys eat­n otj ust
systemt hough­m anyt raditionalT orys eatsf ellt oL abour­
southeast,m idlands,af ewr ural
Labourb etters uitedt hep ublicm ood­z eitgeist­s eena s
betterf orp ost-warr econstructiona…

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NHS­o ppositionf romB MA­f earedr educedp ay,l osso f
independence,d idn'tw antt ob em ereg vt" salariedc ivil
servants",s awi ta sn ationalisation,d islikedB evan's
character­o nly1 0%s upportedi tsi ntroduction­B evanh ad
tos tuff" theirm outhsw ithg old"­t herew erec ompromises­
privatep ractices/hospitalst oc ontinue,r eserved" payb eds"
forp…

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independentn ucleard eterrent­l ate1 940ss aw1 4%G DPs pent
ond efence
Thisl edt oC rippsa doptingp olicyo fa usterity­r ationing
andt ighte conomicc ontrolst or educei nflation­b utj ust
ledt om ores hortagesa ndr ationing
Tot ryh elp,p oundd evaluedf rom$ 4.03t o$ 2.80­b utu pset
unionsw how erea skedt…

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Sectionfour:ChurchillandEden,1951-1957

Churchill,1 951-1955­t ooo lda ndf rail­m ainlya
figurehead­a bsentf orm onthsi n1 953d uet os troke­b ut
somek eye ventsa ndd evelopments
Rationinge nded
Steeld enationalised
Detonatedf irsta tomicb omb,1 952
QueenE lizabeth
Endo fK oreanw ar
Butskellism­B utlera ndG aitskell­K ennethM organs uggests
ite xisteda sa" stateo fm…

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Sectionfive:Macmillan

Britishp eople" neverh adi ts og ood"
Social­B utlerh adal iberala pproach­1 957H omicideA ct
effectivelye ndedd eathp enalty
Wages­a veragew eeklyw agei ncreasedb y£ 10b etween1 951a nd
1964­r isei nr ealw ages­b uym orec onsumerg oods
Credit­b etween1 950a nd1 965c ars alesw entf rom1 .5
milliont…

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Europe­1 963v etoedb yF rance­B ritainw antedt or etain
Commonwealtht iesa ndb ep arto fE EC­c oncernsa bout
Britain'se conomics ituation­D eG aulles awE ECa s
counterbalancet oU SAa ndd idn'tw antB ritishm embershipt o
underminet his­B ritaine conomicallyw eaka ndd iplomatically
isolated
Scandals­M acmillana ndt heT oriesw ered amagedb…

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pensionrisesw ithoutexplanationo fhowitwouldbefunded­
publicperceptiono frisei nt axes

Sectionseven:Wilson,1964-1970

Wilsonc amet op owerw ithan ewp rogressivei magef orL abour
­t hisw asap ositivec omparisont ot he
huntin'-shootin'-fishin'a ristocraticD ouglas-Homew how as
outo ft ouch­W ilsonw asf romal essp rivilegedb ackground
andw asy ounger,s eena sm odernw ithh isp ipea ndo pennesst…

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befores trikes­a ngeredu nionsandL abourl efta ss aidi t
underminedp rinciples­p roblemasu nionsw erem ains ourceo f
Labourf unding­p roposalsn everpassedt hew hitep apers tage

EEC­r ejectedb yFrancea gain­" sickm anofEurope"­o pen
annoyanceo fo ther5m embers­h umiliation­demonstrated
economicf ailures

Social­m uchp assedb yR oyJ enkins­t olerant,
sophisticated,c ivilised
RaceR elationsA…

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Sectioneight:Heath,1970-1974

Heath­w antedt ob reakw ithc onsensus­l essg vt
intervention,h andso ff­" Selsdonm an"­w antedt o" reduce
ther isei np rices,i ncreasep roductivitya ndr educe
unemployment"­" newr ight"­W ilsonc alledi t" uncaring"-
decidedt oa bandoni ncomesp olicya nda llowt hem arketf orces
too perate
IndustrialR elationsA ct,1 971­i ntroducedt hist…

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likep lasticbecomem oree xpensive­B ritains uffers
recession
BloodyS unday­3 0th
January­r eligioust ensionsi nI reland
­13c ivilianskilledb yB ritisht roopsi nD erry,N orthern
Ireland



EEC­s eena sH eath'so nlys uccess­j oined1 st
January1 973­
weakb argainingp osition
Advantages­a ccesst oE uropeanm arkets,f oreig nb usiness,
developmentg rants,r ightt ow orki…

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