ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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UNITED KINGDOM- Where Now for Labour

UNITED KINGDOM Where Now for Labour?
Michael Jacobs MARGARET THATCHER'S crushing victory in the general election secures her place in history as the first prime minister this century to win three consecutive terms of office. With an overall majority in the new parliament of 101 seats, the Tories will continue with the radical policies of their first eight years. The next stages promised in the Thatcher Revolution' include the wholesale selling-off of council houses to private property companies, the privatisation of the last remaining public utilities, including the water authorities and the electricity board, further reductions in direct taxation, and the gradual dismantling of the-comprehensive state education system in favour of grant- aided, fee-paying and selective schools. Margaret Thatcher announced no measures to reduce unemployment from its current 3.2m (14 per cent).

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