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1

When did food rationing end?

1954

2

When did the troubles in Northern Ireland begin?

1969

3

When was Enoch Powel's river of blood speech?

1967

4

When was Britain's first atomic bomb test?

1952

5

When was the EEC first formed without Britain?

EEC was first formed in 1956 without Britain

6

When was the Profumo affair?

The Profumo scandal took place in 1963

7

When was the CND first formed?

CND was formed in 1958

8

When were the Notting hill riots?

1958

9

Who won the 1951 election?

Churchill under the conservatives. Churchill had returned as a war hero

10

Who won the 1955 election? Who was the party leader?

Conservatives
Anthony Eden

11

Who won the 1959 election?

Conservatives under Macmillan

12

When was The start of the Rhodesia crisis?

1964

13

When was the suez crisis?
Who's government was this under?

1956
Anthony Eden
Eden's decision to take military action

14

When was Barbera Castle's In Place of Strife proposed?

1969

15

What percentage of people supported Enoch Powel?

75% of the population

16

When did the Vietnam war begin?

1955

17

There were.......oil fields production by......

9
1978

18

When was the Korean War?
How many soldiers did Britain send?

1950 - 1953
90, 000

19

When did Britain join the EEC?

1973

20

In what election did Enoch Powel urge voters to vote labour?
Why was this significant to their defeat?

1974
He was sabotaging his own party - clear divisions
75% of the population supported his Rivers of blood speech

21

When is said to be the bloodiest year during the troubles in Northern Ireland?
How many explosions and deaths were there?

1972
The British embassy in Dublin was burned down
1, 382 explosions
480 deaths

22

When was the birth control pill available on the NHS?

1971

23

When did the TUC publish the charter, equality for women within trade unions?

1979

24

When was the birth control pill available on the NHS?

1971

25

When was the employment protections act passed?

1975

26

When did equal pay act come into full force?

1975

27

From when was Macmillan in power?

1959 - 1963
He resigned in 1963 after a serious of unexpected illnesses, although it is unlikely he would have remained party leader through the election regardless

28

How much did tax cuts to Rab Butler give to those in the middle class?
When was this?

£134 million
In the run up to the 1955 election - his 'give away' enhanced conservatives prospects nod victory

29

By 1955 how many people were unemployed?

Full unemployment was achieved
200, 000 people were unemployed, which is less than 1% of the work force

30

When was the immigration act passed?

1971

31

Who led the SDP?

Roy Jenkins
David Owen
Shirley Williams
Bill Rodgers