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The need for reform
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In the 1980's the British economy was weak and vulnerable. Many people in Britian were poor as well as desperate. The government wasn't an option to help the ill, elderly and unemployed.

Poor people faced serious hardship in the 1980's:

  • The poor looked to workhouses run by the local council who provided basic food and shelter for people but in return people had to endure long hours of work in very poor conditions. If someone went to the workhouse it was seen as…


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