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The Things That Made England

An affectionate meandering though the things that make England the way she is – from HP Sauce to the Allotment, Aethelstan to the politics of Queuing. With Luke Baxter, Roifield Brown, David Crowther and Fiona Powell trying to make some sense of it...

An affectionate meandering through the things that make England the way she is – from HP Sauce to the Allottment, Aethelstan to the politics of Queuing. With Luke Baxter, Roifield Brown, David Crowther and Fiona Powell t
Latest Episode1/25/2023

UK Party Politics - 1945 to 2019

-1945: The end of World War II and the election of Clement Attlee's Labour Party, which introduced the National Health Service (NHS) and the National Insurance Act.1950: Labour Party loses the general election to the Conservative Party, led by Winston Churchill, who becomes Prime Minister for the second time.1964: The Labour Party, led by Harold Wilson, wins the general election and begins a period of economic and social reform.1970: The Conservative Party, led by Edward Heath, wins the general election, but is unable to form a stable government and calls for a new general election in1974: The Labour Party, led by Harold Wilson, wins the general election, but is unable to form a stable government and calls for a new general election in October.1974: Labour Party led by Harold Wilson wins the general election in October and forms a minority government.1976: The Conservative Party, led by Margaret Thatcher, wins the general election and begins an era of neoliberal economic policies.1979: The Conservative Party, led by Margaret Thatcher, wins the general election, beginning an era of neoliberal economic policies.1997: Tony Blair's Labour Party wins a landslide victory, introducing policies such as the minimum wage and devolution for Scotland and Wales.2010: Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government2015: Conservative Party led by David Cameron wins the general election, beginning a period of austerity measures and the Brexit referendum.2016: The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum.2017: Conservative Party led by Theresa May loses majority in general election, leading to a hung parliament and a minority government.2019: Conservative party led by Boris Johnson wins a majority in general election, resulting in the UK leaving the EU on January 31, 2020.
1/25/2023

UK Party Politics - 1945 to 2019

-1945: The end of World War II and the election of Clement Attlee's Labour Party, which introduced the National Health Service (NHS) and the National Insurance Act.1950: Labour Party loses the general election to the Conservative Party, led by Winston Churchill, who becomes Prime Minister for the second time.1964: The Labour Party, led by Harold Wilson, wins the general election and begins a period of economic and social reform.1970: The Conservative Party, led by Edward Heath, wins the general election, but is unable to form a stable government and calls for a new general election in1974: The Labour Party, led by Harold Wilson, wins the general election, but is unable to form a stable government and calls for a new general election in October.1974: Labour Party led by Harold Wilson wins the general election in October and forms a minority government.1976: The Conservative Party, led by Margaret Thatcher, wins the general election and begins an era of neoliberal economic policies.1979: The Conservative Party, led by Margaret Thatcher, wins the general election, beginning an era of neoliberal economic policies.1997: Tony Blair's Labour Party wins a landslide victory, introducing policies such as the minimum wage and devolution for Scotland and Wales.2010: Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government2015: Conservative Party led by David Cameron wins the general election, beginning a period of austerity measures and the Brexit referendum.2016: The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum.2017: Conservative Party led by Theresa May loses majority in general election, leading to a hung parliament and a minority government.2019: Conservative party led by Boris Johnson wins a majority in general election, resulting in the UK leaving the EU on January 31, 2020.