University 18 Yrs + | Post Second World War Consensus
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