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Posts Tagged: 1945 General Election
Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
A further graft from the remnants of Labour and the LibDems might be the best way of preserving the Union and providing an alternative government to the SNP.
The Tory campaign in 1966 was not a success, but neither was it a complete failure. Heath’s warnings of economic troubles ahead were vindicated as early as July.
Looking at long lines of miserable British people awaiting one handout or another, he fired back: “The socialist dream is no longer Utopia, but Queue-topia!”
Phil Taylor: Enough of the Bevan myth. Let’s hear it for Henry Willink, the Conservative who proposed the NHS
Hagiographies of the post-war Labour Government are misplaced.
It was the wartime Minister for Health, the Conservative Party’s Sir Henry Willink, who actually published the 1944 White Paper in response titled ‘A National Health Service’.
Most produce results that are more or less what a reader of opinion polls and other electoral data might have anticipated a few months in advance.