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By Michael Lynch

This name charts the major adjustments within the social, political, and cultural improvement of england throughout this era. It seems at key contributors all through those years, from Churchill and Wilson to Thatcher and Blair, assessing each one in their sessions in place of work and charting the increase and fall of political consensus. ultimately, in assessing the alterations that experience taken position, the booklet allows scholars to realize a clearer standpoint at the cultural and political Britain that they be aware of this day. through the booklet, key dates, phrases, and matters are highlighted, and ancient interpretations of key debates are defined.

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The government continued with Keynesian policies. • The accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 ushered in a new ‘Elizabethan age’. • Britain detonated its first atomic bomb in 1952. • The Korean War ended in 1953 (see page 27). A. Butler, his Chancellor of the Exchequer. Although Butler never became Conservative leader or Prime Minister, being passed over on three occasions in 1955, 1957 and 1963, he held all the other major offices of state (Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1951–5; Home Secretary, 1957–62; Foreign Secretary, 1962–4), and was a formative influence in the development of modern Conservatism.

McIndoe was a leading surgeon. Bevan has accused us of deliberately misleading our colleagues and encouraging them to flout the will of the people. There will be a 90 per cent vote amongst doctors against the National Health Act, and tempers are rising on all sides. Unfortunately, the economic sanctions which Bevan can draw against us are grim and I think there will be a considerable degree of ratting* when the appointed day comes along. [*Ratting: giving up the fight] Source 3 Comments made by Aneurin Bevan about the way in which he eventually gained the co-operation of doctors.

The problem was when and how this could be best arranged. The Muslim League, led by Mohammed Jinnah, was increasingly suspicious of the Hindus, represented by the Congress Party and its leader Pandit Nehru. A sizeable Sikh minority was equally apprehensive of being swamped in an independent India. The Labour Party in Power 1945–51 | 23 Britain’s final withdrawal. Given the reluctance of the parties concerned to consider federation, partition seemed the only solution. After much haggling, the Hindu Congress and the Muslim League agreed to the Mountbatten proposals: India, the subcontinent, was to be divided into two distinct states: India, overwhelmingly Hindu; Pakistan and East Pakistan, predominantly Muslim.

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