The Labour Party during the Thatcher Years.

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·         The Labour Party during the Thatcher Years.

 

·         Thatcher reshaped Britain, that is undeniable, but she was also responsible for reshaping the Labour Party. The 1980s were a disaster for Labour;

  • Between 1979 and 1992 they lost 4 elections in a row.
  • It took ages for them to recover from being the party that had overseen the ‘winter of discontent’.
  • They were perceived as being controlled by the unions and responsible for the industrial problems of the late 1970s.
  • It was internally divided between the traditional left wing, and the modernisers, often causing harsh recriminations and infighting.

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