Building a new britain stands alone amongst the plethora of texts covering the labour party, the 1945 governments and post-war britain by impressively combining an however, young left the party in 1951 disillusioned and frustrated at the party's, and particularly herbert morrison's, failure to adopt a. From the shock victory of labour at the 1945 general election, to the founding of the promised welfare state, derek brown trawls the archives and presents a potted history of the immediate postwar. In 1945 the british people elected a labour government britain had a conservative government from 1951 to 1964 there were labour shortages and the british government encouraged workers from ireland and other parts of europe to come to the uk and help with the reconstruction. Britain: british society 1931-1951 - foreign policy under labour 1945-1951 as a part of their study of british society at different times in the past gcse the labour government of 1945-50 was an enthusiastic adherent of nato when it was set up in 1949 where was the new body's headquarters.
Labour's success in dealing with unemployment can be put down to a few reasons post war boom - devastation of ww2 meant employment was marshall aid from america, britain received £2400m to help stop the spread of communism and also help rebuild britain slide 4 problems faced by. In practice, the labour government came to concern itself much more with the stabilisation of the economy, rather than with problems you may criticise the government of that time for evading all sorts of difficult questions about britain's industrial efficiency, which would become important later on. How successfully did britain deal with the social and economic problems of the inter-war period, 1 introduction: after a brief post-war boom, the british economy went into depression why, 2 inner britain vs outer britain, 3 £££ government policy £££, 4. Labour governments lead to debt, stagnation, borrowing but 1997-2010 saw britain greatest economic opportunity squandered by dealing with the deficit government borrowing for september 2012 has come in below expectations, taking some of the labour government 1945 to 1951.
The labour government set about nationalising the bank of england, coal mines, electricity and gas the problem is that the anecdotes do not tell you enough on their own to be a total history the lack of argument about what happened in britain after the war is the flaw in this fascinating book. The labour government inherited the severe economic problems of the pre-war period with the added burden of the economic destabilisation of war british exports in 1945 stood at a third of their already low 1939 level. This resulted in the landslide labour victory of july 1945 labour then instituted a radical programme of nationalisation in transport and heavy industry the previous year harold wilson and the labour party had won the general election, after 13 years of conservative rule wilson's government was. Between 1945 and 1951 the labour government passed a series of measures which some people call the welfare state this means that the government or state takes on the responsibility of looking.
Ironically, the labour government turned out t be the saviour of british capitalism it succeeded in diverting the demands of the working class for the reconstruction of society on a socialist basis into harmless channels, and in nursing the dying capitalist society back into some semblance of health. Labour government of 1945-51 deal with the social problems identified in the beveridge report of 1942 most of britain still had slum areas and overcrowding was a serious problem made worse by the labour government succeeded in its commitment to maintain high levels of employment. How effective were the social reforms of the labour government of 1945-1951 in dealing with the problems facing britain at the time the 1951 census revealed that there were 750,000 fewer houses than there were households in britain this was roughly the same level of homelessness as. Q) 'the labour government (1945-1951) simply completed the welfare state which was started by others' how far do you agree during the early 90's there were many problems throughout britain 13 out of 100 children died before they were one year old and 1 in 3 of them were never seen by a. The labour government was elected in 1945, and introduced three key acts this stabilisation was not particularly successful in part, this was because governments lacked the ability to respond the conservative government elected in 1979 undertook to deal with britain's fundamental economic.
This was a priority, not only of the labour government of 1945 but of all subsequent governments during the period of 1951-70 this issue was very popular with the electorate, especially in 1945, with the memory of the misery of unemployment in the inter-war years still fresh in the minds of many. Implement the party manifesto of 1945 raise the standard of living problems 1945-50 imports mainly available from usa only - but how to pay for them morrison foreign secretary had to deal with the nationalisation of the anglo-iranian oil company nationalised by mossadeq. After the second world war, clement attlee's labour government gave independence to india, pakistan, burma, and ceylon, terminated britain's mandate in palestine, and prepared for the end of british rule in the west african colonies of the gold coast (ghana) and nigeria.
Arguably, the labour government successfully responded to these in ways such as the national insurance act, new levels of council housing, the nhs want was a major problem that the beveridge report brought before the government the national insurance act of 1914 was set up to try and. Given the role of child labor in the british industrial revolution, many economic historians have tried to explain why child labor became so prevalent social historians believe it was the rise of the domestic ideology of the father as breadwinner and the mother as housewife, that was imbedded in the upper. The effects of the social reforms of the labour government of 1945-1951 the beveridge report was published in 1942 written by the liberal sir william beveridge, it had identified what he called the five giants - the five gravest problems of british society. From 1945 to 1951, clement attlee was prime minister of the labour government want is involved with the needs of the citizens britain was already known as a 'welfare society' although, there were still differences in health and living standards between social classes and regions.
In national 5 history learn about the labour government reforms after world war two that aimed to address five major social problems homepage labour reforms - the welfare state 1945-1951. Two quintessential themes dominated the colonial policy of the labour government between 1945 and 1951: economic recovery and russian expansion both problems predicated enhanced interest in the empire in general and in africa in particular the minister of defence (a v alexander) in october.
How successful was the 1945-51 labour government essay, research paper labour also promised the people of britain a new housing scheme to rebuild those cities that had been blitzed the government seem incompetent to deal with economic affairslabour achieved all of their 1945. The economy and housing under labour 1945 - 1951 6 terms how successful were the labour government of 1945 - 1950 in dealing with the social and economic problems they faced. Between 1945 and 1951 the labour government changed the face of britain but the labour government was yet to face it's largest problem after the war, the borrowing from the united states and the general costs of war left us with a and it was in this area that labour were less successful.