leadership to consensual politics could be seen as late as 1957, under Harold Macmillan, who wrote a book titled The Middle Way, and who declared that in the long run, and for the common good, the umpire is better. In the Conservatives too, Heath was replaced by Margaret Thatcher in 1975 she needs no introduction. Education Act of 1944, written by Conservative, rab Butler, a moderate, with his deputy, Labour's. The key ideological tenets of governments of the period were Keynesian economic policy, heavy interventionism, economic regulation and a very powerful welfare state. Policies inside the consensus edit The foundations of the post-war consensus can be traced to the reports of William Beveridge, a Liberal economist who in 1942 formulated the concept of a more comprehensive welfare state in Great Britain. "The Bullock Report on Industrial Democracy and the Post-War Consensus." Contemporary British History 30#1 (2016 11949. The Myth of Consensus: New Views on British History, 194564 (1996). CrossRef Google Scholar Kavanagh,., and. Their so-called "Butskellism"-policies represents the economic part of the consensus.
While this was the case in the period immediately after the end of the Second World War, it does not reflect the politics of the 1960s and 1970s, which were adversarial in style. 8 In foreign policy, the consensus called for an anti-Communist Cold War policy, decolonisation, close ties to nato and to the United States and the Commonwealth, and slowly emerging ties to the European Community. "Poor Mr Butskell: A Short Life, Wrecked by Schizophrenia?." Twentieth Century British History 5#2 (1994 183205. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 56: 167198. The Struggle for Labours Soul: Understanding Labours Political Thought Since 1945. The range of politics is shaped by two main characters- William Beveridge and John Maynard Keynes (Williams 2000,44). Following Tawney, Crosland stressed that equality would not mean uniformity: We need not only higher exports and old-age pensions, but more open-air cafes, brighter and gayer streets at night, later closing hours for public houses, more local repertory theatres, better and more hospitable hoteliers and. Google Scholar Reisman,. Mark Kesselman. Represented by the Labour governments "bonfire of controls" and the Conservative's rejection of "Operation Robot characterized this policy.