The Thatcher Revolution - Politics (Complete notes AQA - 9th of 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 `Thatcher Revolution', 1975-1990 ­ Politics
The Labour governments under Wilson and Callaghan and the reasons for the
Conservative election victory of 1979; the role of key personalities: Thatcher and
her ministers; internal divisions in the Labour Party and the formation of the
SDP; the reasons for the fall of…

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Crisis inherited
-- Social Contract agreed with TUC in election
o Abolished Pay Board, and wage restraint ended in July.

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o Freeze imposed on rents. o TUC in return hoped to get voluntary wage
restraint. -- Settled strike, ended three--day week and ended state of emergency.
-- Promise of pension increases, price controls and food subsidies.
Labour and the EEC
-- Division over membership
o Many regarded it as too…

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o Deaths in British a tenth of in Ulster, but still bad.
Ulster 1974 600 deaths. o E.g 1974 Birmingham Bomb killed 21
people. o 1974 Prevention of Terrorism bill
Prevent terrorists coming to the country
Police could hold a suspect for up to 7 days. -- Nationalist
parties increased…

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o Plaid Cymru and SNP. o SNP 30% in Scotland in 1974.
11 MPs. o Plaid Cymru 10% in walesin 1974.
3 MPs. -- Trade unions
o Increasing wildcat strikes, with TUC having less control. o Arthur Scargill and
other militant leaders. -- International fear
o April 1975 Wall Street…

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The Thatcher Revolution - Politics (Complete notes AQA - 9th of 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 `Thatcher Revolution', 1975-1990 ­ Politics
The Labour governments under Wilson and Callaghan and the reasons for the
Conservative election victory of 1979; the role of key personalities: Thatcher and
her ministers; internal divisions in the Labour Party and the formation of the
SDP; the reasons for the fall of…

Page 3

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Crisis inherited
-- Social Contract agreed with TUC in election
o Abolished Pay Board, and wage restraint ended in July.

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o Freeze imposed on rents. o TUC in return hoped to get voluntary wage
restraint. -- Settled strike, ended three--day week and ended state of emergency.
-- Promise of pension increases, price controls and food subsidies.
Labour and the EEC
-- Division over membership
o Many regarded it as too…

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o Deaths in British a tenth of in Ulster, but still bad.
Ulster 1974 600 deaths. o E.g 1974 Birmingham Bomb killed 21
people. o 1974 Prevention of Terrorism bill
Prevent terrorists coming to the country
Police could hold a suspect for up to 7 days. -- Nationalist
parties increased…

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o Plaid Cymru and SNP. o SNP 30% in Scotland in 1974.
11 MPs. o Plaid Cymru 10% in walesin 1974.
3 MPs. -- Trade unions
o Increasing wildcat strikes, with TUC having less control. o Arthur Scargill and
other militant leaders. -- International fear
o April 1975 Wall Street…

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