The Post-War Consensus - Politics (AQA complete notes 1/16)

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 Post-War Consensus? 1951-1964 - Politics
The `Attlee legacy' and the so-called post-war consensus; The reasons for the
Conservative political dominance from 1951; the role of key personalities,
including Eden, Butler and Macmillan; internal divisions in the Labour Party; the
reasons for Conservative defeat in 1964
Attlee 1945--51
The Welfare…

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Provided weekly payments for every child after the first.
Money was paid directly to the mother. -- Issues with the
Welfare State.
o The British Medical Association had key concerns
Worried lose independence.
Nationalisation treated the medical profession like industry.
(The doctors put aside their opposition once they were guaranteed…

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Initially thought that it would be, in effect, self--financing through National
Insurance.
1949 The Health budget was £597 billion, or 4.7% or GDP.
Nationalisation
-- Reasoning
o To promote efficiency
All industries except Iron and Steel were struggling for funding. o To promote
social justice -- Implementation
o 1949 Parliamentary…

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o 900 primary schools (for baby boom) o Only 250 secondary schools -- School
leaving age raised to 15 Historiography
-- Positive
o Nigel Lawson
`The Attlee government...set the political agenda for the next quarter of a
century." -- Negative
o Coates (socialist)
`Social transformation had not come.'
`Labour had…

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Declined. o Churchill seemed to be hankering after the glory days of
war. -- Seemed to put reformers in key positions.

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The Post-War Consensus - Politics (AQA complete notes 1/16)

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 Post-War Consensus? 1951-1964 - Politics
The `Attlee legacy' and the so-called post-war consensus; The reasons for the
Conservative political dominance from 1951; the role of key personalities,
including Eden, Butler and Macmillan; internal divisions in the Labour Party; the
reasons for Conservative defeat in 1964
Attlee 1945--51
The Welfare…

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Provided weekly payments for every child after the first.
Money was paid directly to the mother. -- Issues with the
Welfare State.
o The British Medical Association had key concerns
Worried lose independence.
Nationalisation treated the medical profession like industry.
(The doctors put aside their opposition once they were guaranteed…

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Initially thought that it would be, in effect, self--financing through National
Insurance.
1949 The Health budget was £597 billion, or 4.7% or GDP.
Nationalisation
-- Reasoning
o To promote efficiency
All industries except Iron and Steel were struggling for funding. o To promote
social justice -- Implementation
o 1949 Parliamentary…

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o 900 primary schools (for baby boom) o Only 250 secondary schools -- School
leaving age raised to 15 Historiography
-- Positive
o Nigel Lawson
`The Attlee government...set the political agenda for the next quarter of a
century." -- Negative
o Coates (socialist)
`Social transformation had not come.'
`Labour had…

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Declined. o Churchill seemed to be hankering after the glory days of
war. -- Seemed to put reformers in key positions.

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