1945 Labour Government, Clement Attlee, General Election 1945, NHS, Welfare State

New Jerusalem: How Labour Built the NHS

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Britain showed the world that a universal health care system was possible. Here is how Nye Bevan’s vision came to fruition and how the National Health Service Act was guided through parliament.  On the 5th July 1948, a young girl was admitted to Park Hospital in Manchester, to be… Continue reading New Jerusalem: How Labour Built the NHS

1990s, Conservative Party, Media, The Sun, Tony Blair, Welfare State, Working Class Culture

Sex, Lies and Hypocrisy: The Last Time Sleaze Brought Down The Tories

At the beginning of the 1990s, single mothers became the 'enemy of the people' in the eyes of hard-right Conservative MPs. But when the party looked to moralise on the issue, they discovered that single mothers were not an alien from an unruly underclass -  but within everyone's families, especially the ones of high-ranking Tory Cabinet Ministers.… Continue reading Sex, Lies and Hypocrisy: The Last Time Sleaze Brought Down The Tories

1945 Labour Government, Clement Attlee, NHS, Welfare State

Now Britain is a Socialist Country: How Labour shocked the world and won the 1945 election

There were only 79 days between the end of the Second World War and Attlee’s arrival in 10 Downing Street. Labour shocked the world by ousting Churchill, and had a mandate to radically alter every aspect of the British working life. For the first time in the party’s history, they had a majority to do… Continue reading Now Britain is a Socialist Country: How Labour shocked the world and won the 1945 election