Crisis? What Crisis?: The Callaghan Government and the British 'Winter of Discontent' (Paperback)
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Crisis? What Crisis?: The Callaghan Government and the British 'Winter of Discontent' (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 21/09/2015
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Over thirty years later, the 'winter of discontent' of 1978-79 still resonates in British politics. On 22 January 1979, 1.5 million workers were on strike and industrial unrest swept Britain in an Arctic winter. Militant shop stewards blocked medical supplies to hospitals, mountains of rubbish remained uncollected, striking road hauliers threatened to bring the country to a standstill. Even the dead were left unburied. Within weeks, the beleaguered Callaghan Labour government fell from power. In the 1979 general election, Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister, beginning eighteen years of unbroken Conservative rule. Based on a wide range of newly available historical sources and key interviews, this full-length account, now available in paperback, breaks new ground, analysing the origins, character and impact of a turbulent period of industrial unrest.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781784991159
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm

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