TITLE

Parties in Britain Begin to Look Different

AUTHOR(S)
Healey, Denis
PUB. DATE
November 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;11/14/55, Vol. 133 Issue 20, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the political conditions in Great Britain. The conservative's Autumn Budget has transformed the political atmosphere in Great Britain. Much more important than all its economic consequences is that it has revived the fighting spirit of the Labour Party, and helped to solve Labour's most crucial problem — the problem of its future leadership. The Autumn Budget emphasizes, as nothing before, the fundamental cleavage between Labour and conservative. In April, when political leader Richard Austen Butler claimed to see reasons for reducing taxation, he did so almost entirely by cuts in the income tax which naturally benefited the wealthy most and left unaided, the poorer members of the community who do not pay income tax at all.
ACCESSION #
14451559

 

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