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  • Major's Slant On Thatcher's Policies
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    INTRODUCTION John Major as a successor to Margaret Thatcher was always going to find life difficult. He says himself he rejected any talk of his creating 'Majorism' as Margaret created 'Thatcherism', claiming instead that 'The Conservative Party does not belong to any one individual'. His priorities (at least initially) as he saw them were clear; inflation, inflation, inflation. Further to that, he aimed to reduce unemployment, although not through artificial job creation, but by preserving a cl...
  • Thatcher Government
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    In 1979 Margaret Thatcher took over from James Callaghan as Prime Minister. On being appointed she appealed, in the words of Francis of Assisi for help in bringing harmony when there is discord. For the next eleven years Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister winning an incredible three general elections. During this time, though, her style was anything but harmonious. This style and the policies that came to be associated with them came to be known as Thatcherism. There are several identifiable a...
  • Committees Tony Blair
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    UK Prime Minister Revision Notes Powers of the PM Appoint and dismissal of minister: Seen as most important power because it gives him or her power to promote the loyal members and dismiss the rivals. The PM appoints candidates in significant areas of government such as Chancellor of the Exchequer and foreign secretary. If members do not fallow the PM views he can relocate them in less important departments. In 1962 Harold Macmillan demonstrated his power by dismissing 24 ministers in one day. A...
  • New Labour
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    new labour has been described by many, primarily those in the "left wing" as "Thatcherism mark 2". Accused of accommodating itself to Thatcherite policies and ditching all its traditional values. Socialist concerns have been replaced by neo-liberal economics and the promotion of individual opportunity and self-help. There are some interesting discontinuities as well as continuities with Conservative Neo-Liberalism, which, while insufficient to justify the label "The Third Way", do mean that New ...
  • Central Policies Of Mrs Thatcher
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    Mrs Thatcher was Prime Minister of Great Britain from the Third of May 1979 until November 22nd 1990. She was the first female and the longest serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century. She brought with her a completely new ideology to base policies upon and a controversial style of leadership leading to nick-names such as 'the Iron lady' and 'Tina' The mere fact that she was in power for eleven years means that there must have been a significant impact on British Government and politics. ...

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