Do you agree with the view that the 1950s can be seen as a period of great prosperity for the people of Britain?

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Do you agree with the view that the 1950s can be seen as a period of great prosperity for the people of Britain?

SOURCE 1 clearly states that the 1950s can be seen as a great period of prosperity for the people of Britain as the statement :'NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD' refers to the greatest prosperity than ever before and implied that it exists all over the country. As it refers to most people it does not suggest any limitations to this prosperity, thus meaning that the 1950s were truly a great period of prosperity. This was clearly apparant as during the 1950s there was greater avaliability of credit. This was vital to lead to prosperity in Britian as it fuelled a consumer boom and gave ordinary people access to goods such as foreign holidays and cars which they would never have been able to afford without credit. However, this source needs to be treated with caution as it is a rally sppech, designed to please party supporters thus the 1950s might not have been that prosperous after all.

SOURCE 2 provides direct evidence of the great majority gaining in material prosperity and a growth in real wages meaning that the 1950s must…

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