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What made it a period of agreement or ‘consensus’?

It gets its name from the alignment of both the Labour and Conservative governments despite the obvious difference in their ideological views through a desire to maintain Britain’s status in the world following the end of The Second World War.

The consensus in Britain had a foreign policy angle as well as a social and economic base within the following areas:

  • Belief in welfare provision for all
  • A National Health Service
  • Nationalisation of Industry and Public Utilities
  • National Insurance reform 1946
  • Social Security
  • Full Employment
  • Introduction of Nuclear Weapons