1924-29 Baldwin governments

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Largest Conservative majority since 1895

Internal divisions healed

Baldwin always seeking to conciliate; presided over his cabinet rather than directed it

1926 General Strike


  • Churchill - Chancellor of the Exchequer. Return to Gold Standard (1925)
  • 1925 Budget: pensions for widows, orphans and OAPs. Self financing scheme.
  • 1928 Budget…


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