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1

What did Labour promise (that was introduced in 1948?)

NHS

2

When was the Beverage Report?

1942

3

Why were Labour leaders trusted and respected?

They were ministers during the war time coalition

4

What did they want to nationalise and why?

Coal and iron industries and banks giving more jobs and higher income

5

What did people think about the Conservative party?

A one man party

6

What speech affected Churchill and why?

The Gestapo speech because Churhill implied Labour would lead a Gestapo state

7

What were the Conservatives associated with?

Pre-war unemployment and the 12% evacuated children with no shoes and 50% with headlice

8

Why were the Conservatives not trusted?

Hopes instead of promises

9

Why did the first past the post system help?

Labour only had 8% more of the vote

10

What % of population was voting for first time?

20%

11

What did people notice in USA?

Less defined class system and thought Labour would encourage this

12

Both parties wanted a welfare state but why was Labour favoured?

Labour wanted it for public interests but Conservatives did not voice this

13

What were they going to abolish?

Geddes Axe