POLITICS: 1964-79

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WILSON 1964-70: REMEMBERED FOR
White Heat and eval // Dept. of Eco Affairs and Ministry of Tech
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OTHER POLICIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
New unis, polytechs, open unis // Liberal Reforms e.g. 1965 Race Relations Act, Abortion, *******, death pen abolished, equal pay // Small balance of Payments surplus
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PROBLEMS FACED
left with £800m BofP deficit // Deval 1967 // Unemp rise // Union Unret - 3.6 mil days lost + fail white paper // Recession and inflation caused by Stop Go policies
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FAILURE OF CONSENSUS
full emp and TU strain // eco probs = NHS strain, reinstal charges in '69
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ED HEATH 1970-74 REMEMBERED FOR
U-Turn policies and 3 Day Week - Selsdon Man and attempt to end consensus
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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS / POLICIES
more free market> Keynes, cut taxes // 1971 Indust R Act - U-Turn (increase in gov interven!) // 1973 join EEC!
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THE U-TURN
Eco Stagnation = led to increase in gov controls = £2.5 billion was pumped into the economy (Barber boom) = unemp down to 550k 1974
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PROBLEMS
1mill uemp 1972 // 1973 Oil Cricis // 1974 3 day week (miners) = Heath out of gov
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WILSON AND CALLAGHAN 1974-79
consensus strain and small majority - lib-lab pact
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ECO PROBS
Oil Crisis (70%+ = 20%+ inflation) // Heady monetarism> full emp (inflation) // Record low deval '76// 1976 IMF loan, £4 bill - did emprove £ and econ!
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TU PROBLEMS
Indust Act swapped for 'Social Contract' - fail // WofD, linked to wage freeze - sensationalised, turning against Lab
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CONSENSUS?
the eco probs and cuts made consensus policies impossible to maintain (full emp and welfare state)
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OTHER POLICIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

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New unis, polytechs, open unis // Liberal Reforms e.g. 1965 Race Relations Act, Abortion, *******, death pen abolished, equal pay // Small balance of Payments surplus

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PROBLEMS FACED

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FAILURE OF CONSENSUS

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ED HEATH 1970-74 REMEMBERED FOR

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