New PDF release: Britain Since 1945: A Political History

By David Childs

ISBN-10: 0203992245

ISBN-13: 9780203992241

ISBN-10: 0415248035

ISBN-13: 9780415248037

This can be the 5th version of what has develop into the normal textbook on modern British political background because the finish of the Second international battle. the recent and better variation of this significant publication brings the image to the current through together with the next additions: * a brand new bankruptcy on Tony Blair's management together with research of the London Mayoral elections* new fabric on john significant within the gentle of the memoirs of significant, Norman Lamont and new paintings at the Labour social gathering at the present* up-to-date statistical facts and tables* in-depth insurance of the Nineties and the beginning of the twenty-first century. This authoritative chronological survey discusses household coverage and politics particularly, but in addition covers exterior and diplomacy and may without doubt be a tremendous a part of the path analyzing of any scholar of British historical past because 1945.

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See also John Dower, War Without Mercy (1986), 300. 6 Mervyn Jones, Michael Foot (1994), 134. 7 The Times Guide to the House of Commons 1950 (1950), 274. Wybrow, Britain Speaks Out, 1937–87: A Social History as Seen through the Gallup Data (1989), 17–18. McCallum and Alison Readman, The British General Election of 1945 (1947), 296–8. Butler, The Electoral System in Britain since 1918 (1963), 146–8. 11 Clive Ponting, Churchill (1995), 558. This was Churchill’s comment to Roosevelt. , 718. ), When Peace Broke Out: Britain 1945 (1996), 84.

44 The Party therefore agreed that ‘In no circumstances shall the question of annual subscription be mentioned by any constituency selection committee to any candidate before he has been selected’. Candidates could, however, contribute up to £25 per annum to their constituency association, MPs up to £50. Though it was certainly a move in the direction of modernization, it is doubtful whether this change has had quite the impact which was expected at the time. It is even more doubtful whether it played any part in the Conservative revival.

In all, some 21 Labour MPs voted against the government. The two Communists and the small group of fellow travellers approved the loan. The Cold War had not yet reached the House of Commons. The British had thought the Americans would be grateful to them for ‘standing alone’ against Nazi Germany in 1940 and for their subsequent war effort. They did not realize that many Americans felt Britain (or the Jews)9 had got them into a European war again, as in 1917, against their better judgement. They saw Britain as an old-fashioned imperialist power attempting to exploit American generosity to maintain its decaying empire.

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