The Myth of MR Butskell: The Politics of British Economic Policy, 1950-55

The Myth of MR Butskell The Politics of British Economic Policy It is often assumed that a general consensus existed between the post war Labour and Conservative governments in matters of economic policy Indeed by The Economist was able to satirize the situ

  • Title: The Myth of MR Butskell: The Politics of British Economic Policy, 1950-55
  • Author: Scott Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780754606048
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is often assumed that a general consensus existed between the post war Labour and Conservative governments in matters of economic policy Indeed, by 1954, The Economist was able to satirize the situation with the invention of Mr Butskell, a fictitious political figure created by an amalgamation of the names of Hugh Gaitskell and R.A Butler For decades afterwards the cIt is often assumed that a general consensus existed between the post war Labour and Conservative governments in matters of economic policy Indeed, by 1954, The Economist was able to satirize the situation with the invention of Mr Butskell, a fictitious political figure created by an amalgamation of the names of Hugh Gaitskell and R.A Butler For decades afterwards the character of Mr Butskell came to personify the idea of a consensus over economic policy that was only broken with the election of the Thatcher government in 1979.

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