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By Michael Lynch

This name charts the most important alterations within the social, political, and cultural improvement of england throughout this era. It appears at key contributors all through those years, from Churchill and Wilson to Thatcher and Blair, assessing every one in their classes in workplace and charting the increase and fall of political consensus. ultimately, in assessing the alterations that experience taken position, the publication allows scholars to achieve a clearer point of view at the cultural and political Britain that they be aware of this present day. during the booklet, key dates, phrases, and concerns are highlighted, and old interpretations of key debates are defined.

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Of votes No. 3 Labour’s internal dispute over foreign policy Early in his government Attlee faced a challenge in Parliament over his foreign policy. Interestingly, it came not from the opposition but from within his own party. In 1946, in an amendment to the King’s Speech, a group of some 60 backbench 26 | Britain 1945–2007 Labour MPs representing the left of the party criticised the government for its pro-American stance. We hope that the Government will so review its conduct of International Affairs as to afford the utmost encouragement to, and collaboration with, all Nations striving to secure full Socialist planning and control of the world’s resources.

It will never be a good idea to deal with the sources one by one. Develop a short plan alongside the three bullet points above with ‘Support’ in one column ‘Challenge’ in the other, enter the evidence from Sources 2 and 3, and then come to a conclusion. The Labour Party in Power 1945–51 | 33 In the style of OCR B Answer both parts of your chosen question. (a) How is the defeat of the Conservatives in 1945 best explained? [Explaining attitudes, motives and circumstances] (25 marks) (b) What was it about foreign policy during the years 1945–51 that made it so controversial within the Labour Party?

The Conservatives in Office 1951–64 | 43 whether Britain should consider closer union with Europe (see page 63). The Suez crisis was a landmark in Britain’s foreign policy. In attacking Egypt, Britain had attempted to act independently of NATO and the USA, without consulting the Commonwealth, and in disregard of the UN. The international and domestic protests that the Suez venture aroused meant that it was the last occasion Britain would attempt such independent action. British imperialism had made its last throw.

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