To what extend can the period of 1951 to 1964 be viewed as '13 wasted years'?

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TO WHAT EXTENT CAN THE PERIOD OF 1951 - 1964 BE VIEWED AS '13 WASTED YEARS'?

ECONOMY

  • There was a CONSUMER BOOM, people could afford to my many goods with more money.
  • "We've never had it so good" - Macmillan's proclamation.
  • Low unemployment, below 2%.
  • Macmillan was cooperative with the unions.
  • Not a Government spearheaded boom!
  • Whilst the Consumer boom was

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