1960's Britain - the Establishment

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1. How did Macmillan attempt to modernise the conservative party?

  • Tried to join the EEC (European Economic Community) and removed some Establishment figuires from his cabinet.
  • Created the Profumo affair
  • Replaced his working class cabinet with Establishment figuires
  • Introduced an effective stop-go policy and reduced inflation
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2. Who else did Christine Keeler have an affair with other than John Profumo?

  • Macmillan
  • A Russian spy
  • Douglas-Home
  • An American soldier

3. What is the Establishment?

  • Typically upper class and aristocratic white males educated at Eton/Harrow and following on to Oxford/Cambridge
  • Nigel Farage
  • David Cameron
  • Lower or middle class politicians that worked their way up through meritocracy

4. Choose one reason why Douglas-Home lost the 1964 election.

  • Home was too little of an Establishment figuire and the people wanted more.
  • People didn't like Home's haircut
  • Internal party divides: figures like Enoch Powell were uncomfortable with the Establishmentarian leader and wanted change.
  • People were bored of Home

5. Out of the 23 men in Douglas-Home's cabinet, how had NOT been to private school?

  • 7
  • 3
  • 10
  • 5


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