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    Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979, becoming the first female Prime Minister of the UK, and has been one of the most divisive political figures in British history. Her polices were that of Neo Liberal economic ideas, latterly to be known as Thatcherism. Her three successive terms in power have proved to be a pivotal moment in political and economic history of Britain, shifting the political spectrum to be focused around a new Neo-Liberal centre. With the creation of New Labour evolving out of

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    Thatcherism Economic Policies

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    INTRODUCTION John Major as a successor to Margaret Thatcher was always going to find life difficult. He says himself he rejected any talk of his creating 'Majorism' as Margaret created 'Thatcherism', claiming instead that "The Conservative Party does not belong to any one individual" . His priorities (at least initially) as he saw them were clear; inflation, inflation, inflation. Further to that, he aimed to reduce unemployment, although not through artificial job creation, but by preserving a climate

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    election of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to have held office. She was known as the “Iron lady” and the leader of the Conservative Party. Her influence on the British government with her use of Thatcherism did not leave behind a good legacy in the literature department. In a New York Times newspaper article, it is stated that, “The Thatcher years were a time of remarkable cultural ferment, in which the energies of an extraordinarily diverse roster

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    Goldthwaithe's Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy: 1300-1600 (1993) and especially in Lisa Jardine's Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance (1996). These "new histories" of "worldly and wealthy" Renaissance attempt to present consumerism and Thatcherism as the moving spirit of Renaissance society and art. Considering the mere fact that less than 5% of the population could have afforded art, this search for Thatcherite "motions" in Renaissance society and culture seems to correlate, in its result

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    Appraisal Of Thatcherism

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    attitudes in order for successfully compete with the rapidly developing world. Some of the noticeable new attitudes that persist in Britain to this day can be summarised as efficiency, entrepreneurialism, competition and independent responsibility. Thatcherism has served as a catalyst to the formation of the modern “Western/Capitalist culture” that has affected the everyday life of so many around the world. What were those effects in the everyday person life? I will discuss in this essay. Margaret

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    Thatcher and Thatcherism

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    Thatcher and Thatcherism It is now twenty years since Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of Great Britain, and over eight years since she left office. So this seems a good opportunity to look back at what Thatcher and Thatcherism may have achieved, and what may be the lessons for today. I must start with a disclaimer. I'm the British High Commissioner and normally speak on behalf of the British Government in Australia. But I hope you will realise that in addressing a subject

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    Essay Of Thatcherism

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    assess the success and failures of Thatcherism. This essay will discuss the positives and negatives from the start of Margaret Thatcher’s reign as Prime Minister from 1979 to the end of her reign in 1990. There will be strong key points about the positives and negatives of Thatcherism included and they will be supported by strong an accurate sources ranging from books to online articles. The essay will be structured by first starting with a positive point about Thatcherism then followed by a negative point

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    The Meaning of the Term Thatcherism Introduction I will be attempting to evaluate and analyse the term of ‘Thatcherism'. I will raise issues and introduce her consensus and strategies as a PM. To what extent or degree has the Thatcher government dominated British politics. Its is the first ism in British politics. Thatcherism has an ism at the end of her name, there is only ism in Thatcher e.g. Thatcherism and no ism in Blair. New leader Between 1964 – 1974 conservatives party was not success

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    Thatcherism Case Study

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    woman prime minister (Hartley, Anthony. "After the Thatcher Decade.). Throughout her first ministry Thatcher established the economic and social policies that would dominate her entire reign as prime minister and eventually form what is known as Thatcherism. At the time Britain faced severe economic difficulties in the form of high inflation and unemployment. Countering these problems was Thatcher's primary concern. In order to reduce inflation Thatcher raised interests rate, however this led to disapproval

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    ideology. There has never been a clear consensus on the meaning of Thatcherism and it has been used to describe a vast array of ideas. Nigel Lawson, who claims to have invented the term, describes it as ‘a mixture of free markets, financial discipline, firm control over public expenditure, tax cuts, nationalism, ‘Victorian values’…, privatisation and a dash of populism’. Broadly, it can be argued that the main feature of Thatcherism was its opposition to the policies of the ‘post-war consensus’.

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    British Politics: Thatcherism and Reaganomics

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    The polarization of the British political system can be traced back to the movement of Thatcherism. Thatcherism can be seen as the conviction politics, economic, social policy, and is the political movement that can even resemble Reaganomics. Just like Reaganomics, Thatcherism is considered a conservative movement that emphasizes heavily on the free markets, restraining government spending, privatization, deregulation, and tax cuts. These are the policies that Margaret Thatcher focused on; this political

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    Elliot during era of Thatcherism. I will focus on Billy’s relationships with people who somehow influence him from his grandmother to his ballet trainer. We can explore the political and cultural background of Thatcherism to understand the events in the film. Margaret Thatcher was the first and only woman Prime Minister of the UK. During her three mandates there were many radical changes in every field of English economy, society and politics. Her era is called Thatcherism. Her policy contained

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    Assessment of Conservatism In defining whether Thatcherism was different from conservatism we must first understand which form of conservatism we are assessing. Conservatism with a small c can be seen in countries from America to Russia but unlike other ideologies, conservatism is somewhat tailored

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    In 1997, Tony Blair of the labour party won the United Kingdom’s general election on the ideology, goals and a party manifesto of a ‘new labour’, a revision, an update and a reform of the old labour party, bringing new radical politics to the 20th century - although some believe that labour only won the election due to the British publics increasing hate for Thatcher and the conservatives. The term new labour was a reflection on how the labour party was trying to reform itself and depart from the

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    Ideology

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    consensus where new ideologies emerged. Ideology was important in Clement Attlee’s government, which had a socialist policy agenda through the creation of the NHS and the advancement of the welfare state, in the 1980’s through the emergence of Thatcherism, as well as the creation of ‘New Labour’ in 1997 and even the current government can be seen as ideological. This essay will first look at the important role that ideology does have to play, and has play... ... middle of paper ... ...the war

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    apparent political dystopia in V for Vendetta presents parallels to Britain during Thatcherism. Throughout the film we see “detention centres,” an obvious reference to Thatcher “building concentration camps in which [she] intended to house HIV-positive patients” (Shepard, 2006). The film emphasises the authoritarian government’s abuse of power by showing the barbaric tests run on the

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    The conservative party has been in existence since the 1670s and was first called the ‘Tories’, a term used by the Scottish and Irish to describe a robber. This party is a right- wing party which believed in conserving the tradition and the king, as the name entails. David Cameron, the current party leader became the leader in 2005. He is also the present prime minister of Great Britain and he has made a lot of changes since he became the leader of the party. In this essay, I will talk about the

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    Assessment of the View that Liberalism has Triumphed as the Dominant Ideology in Contemporary British Politics When establishing whether liberalism is the dominant ideology in contemporary British politics, we must first establish the meaning of the key terms; liberalism, ideology and contemporary. The Oxford English Dictionary defines contemporary as, "living or occurring in the same or present modern period". This basically means present day. When defining ideology we must understand that

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    Thatcher and Blair

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    Introduction With the campaign ‘New Labour Because Britain Deserves Better’, it appeared that the new look of the Labour Party was so promising that most Britons have poured their votes for the Labour Party, and Tony Blair and his family moved to stay at the 10th Downing Street. It is said that the New Labour won the election, because they have tried to understand what British people wanted. Like it or not, the New Labour has simply followed Margaret Thatcher’s achievements. Moreover, Tony Blair

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    The New Labour

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    The New Labour 1. Introduction 1.1 Content: The essay question asks about whether the reforms implemented in the 1990's by Labour are a new phenomenon or a revamp of past policies implemented by other governments in their time. 1.2 Key terms: The idea of New Labour is described by Philip Norton as "A summary label to describe the economic polices devised by the Labour Party in the 1990's to ensure a departure from 'old Labour' economic policy" (Jones 2001, 697). 1.3 Hypothesis/Argument:

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