Many believe they should have devoted scarce resources on industrial recovery rather spending them on the National Health Service. Focusing on post-war times by investing into modernization would have greatly changed Britain, it would have created more efficient production methods which would have satisfied the rising consumerism of the British public. Failing to modernize meant that Britain wasnt growing industrially. Secondly, the Attlee government failed to make attempts to move towards the EU which was beginning to spread across the English Channel. The labour party even declined invitations into the European Union.
Since 1997, the government was conservative for 18 years and wanted to reform the House of Lords. This was successfully achieved by the removal of heredity peers from their voting rights. However, Devolution for Scotland has been the most successful constitutional reform overall since 1997 because it has been able to achieve much more than expected e.g. gain more power. Scotland felt it needed more power and
How and why has the NHS changed since its inception? The National Health Service (NHS) in Britain is the only service which looks after the whole population. The sheer size of the NHS employs over 1 million people and represents a variety of professions; it is the largest employer in the country (Ham, 1995). Since it was founded in 1948 it has been through many changes, each aimed at keeping expenditures low whilst at the same time improving the value of care provided to the public. Changes in government leaders and results from reports carried out regarding the operation of the NHS are often the contributing factor to what changes have been made and why (Ham, 1995).
In the 1912 election the SPD polled 4,250,000 votes and became the largest party in the Reichstag with 110 deputies. Although the Reichstag could be dissolved by the Kaiser, it could not be dissolved completely and it has the right to hold elections after is dissolution. This shows that the Reichstag would always have a voice over political issues in Germany even if the Kaiser elected to dissolve it, showing that Germany was a parliamentary democracy to some
In 2010 backbenchers were threatening to rebel over tuition fees. This was enough to force concessions to be made so the rebellion wasn’t as large as expected. It could be said that they failed because the bill wasn’t defeated but in a way it was a success as changes were made. This shows that the image of being lobby fodder is being shaken off by the more outspoken MPs. It is difficult for a Backbench MP to influence government policy if a government has a large majority in Parliament.
This was the longest uninterrupted period of expansion since the government started keeping track in 1854.During this time fifteen million new jobs were created and just under twenty trillion dollars worth of good and services were produced. President Reagan inflated the DOD budget. He wanted the Americans to be ready for a war just in case if one ever happened. President Regan also had plains for what he called the “star Wars.” His Plain was to make some kind of shield that would protect us from nuclear missiles. President Reagan also deregulated the lending restrictions for savings and loans.
Cigarettes are also one of the top purchased items in the world. “Worldwide, approximately 10 million cigarettes are purchased a minute, 15 billion are sold each day, and upwards of 5 trillion are produced and used on an annual basis” (Martin). Smoking is harmful to smokers and even the people and environment that surround them. The smoke from tobacco contains over 4,000 chemical, 450 of those chemicals are very harmful and even deadly to humans (“Tobacco”). Cigarette smoking should be banned because they are harmful to the smokers’ health, they’re harmful to nonsmokers’ health, as well as, being harmful to our environment; however, banning the use cigarettes could be very detrimental for our economy.
Despite their inaccurate names (none of them actually lasted 5 years), these economic experiments laid the foundation for the emergence of the USSR as a world superpower. The first five year plan (1928-33) was primarily focused on heavy industry growth. Created by Gosplan, the targets were increased twice by Stalin. Each of these increases made the targets even more unrealistic. For example, of the four main parts of heavy industry; Coal, Iron, Steel and Oil, only the targets for oil production were met and exceeded by 1932.
The more liberal section of the party hold views in more environmental protection and those who seek to modernise the party, which was Cameron’s initiative, by promoting strong social justice. The Party are in conflict over the European Union, pro-union Tories are in conflict with the Euro- sceptics in the party over whether to call an in-out referendum, a division which has been continually worsening over the years leading to conservative MP’s defecting from the Conservatives to UKIP, for example Douglas Carswell defected to UKIP after saying he didn’t feel David Cameron ‘was serious about the change we need’
Attacks by terrorists or rebels on important infrastructure and pipelines are a big problem for energy consumers. A big contribution to the energy crisis and shortages are strikes in the Middle East. This is a big problem because the Middle East has the largest oil production than anywhere else, meaning if there are successful strikes in the Middle East, there will be a global energy shortage as there is nowhere else that supplies as much oil as they do. Although, the U.S is now the world’s third largest producer, about 65% of our known oil supply has already been burned. The U.S has 4% of the world’s population yet consumes 25% of the world’s oil supply.