The End of Consensus - Politics (Modern Britain AQA complete notes 5/16)

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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The End of Consensus ­ Politics
The role of key personalities: Wilson, Heath and their cabinets; the reasons for
Labour's defeat in 1970 and Conservative defeat in 1974; the emergence of
Thatcher as Conservative leader
Harold Wilson 1964--1970
Background
-- State grammar educated
o First to be so -- From…

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o Douglas--Home appeared to be this.

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o Wilson appeared fresh.
E.g. Preferred beer to wine. -- Wilson was a strong campaigner and held the
party together.
o Science and socialism. -- Bevan and Gaitskell were both now dead,
labour party divide less severe.
o Bevan died of cancer in 1960 o Gaitskell died of a virus…

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Home office ­ (Soskice,) Roy Jenkins (followed by Jim Callaghan (less liberal))
-- 1964 Divorce reform act.
o Breakdown of marriage was the only reason required.

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-- 1964 Acts allowed local Authorities to grant pensioners cheaper
transport. -- 1965 Capital Punishment suspended for 5 years (Murder Act)
o 1969 Bill ends it completely. o Private members bill (Silverman). o
Consequences
1960 283 Murders
1970 393 Murders -- Race Relations Act 1965 (was limited but
a beginning)…

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government. -- 1967 Criminal Justice Bill
o Ended Birching (beating) of young offenders. o Added concept of suspended
sentence.
Try to reduce growing prison population. o Majority vote in Jury
(10--2) rather than Unanimous decision. -- 1968 Race relations Act
o Established Race relations Board to investigate unlawful
decimation. o…

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The End of Consensus - Politics (Modern Britain AQA complete notes 5/16)

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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The End of Consensus ­ Politics
The role of key personalities: Wilson, Heath and their cabinets; the reasons for
Labour's defeat in 1970 and Conservative defeat in 1974; the emergence of
Thatcher as Conservative leader
Harold Wilson 1964--1970
Background
-- State grammar educated
o First to be so -- From…

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o Douglas--Home appeared to be this.

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o Wilson appeared fresh.
E.g. Preferred beer to wine. -- Wilson was a strong campaigner and held the
party together.
o Science and socialism. -- Bevan and Gaitskell were both now dead,
labour party divide less severe.
o Bevan died of cancer in 1960 o Gaitskell died of a virus…

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Home office ­ (Soskice,) Roy Jenkins (followed by Jim Callaghan (less liberal))
-- 1964 Divorce reform act.
o Breakdown of marriage was the only reason required.

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-- 1964 Acts allowed local Authorities to grant pensioners cheaper
transport. -- 1965 Capital Punishment suspended for 5 years (Murder Act)
o 1969 Bill ends it completely. o Private members bill (Silverman). o
Consequences
1960 283 Murders
1970 393 Murders -- Race Relations Act 1965 (was limited but
a beginning)…

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government. -- 1967 Criminal Justice Bill
o Ended Birching (beating) of young offenders. o Added concept of suspended
sentence.
Try to reduce growing prison population. o Majority vote in Jury
(10--2) rather than Unanimous decision. -- 1968 Race relations Act
o Established Race relations Board to investigate unlawful
decimation. o…

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