PODCAST: The fourth part of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how the world has recovered from past crises examines the aftermath of the second world war in the UK.
The U.K. prime minister sought to suppress Parliamentary opponents, saying he – not they – represents the will of the British people. It put Queen Elizabeth II in a real bind.
Public support for nationalisation is through the roof. Actually the system is only barely private.
As the British Empire became an unaffordable burden, planning for India’s independence quickly ran into trouble.
... and why their treatment angered human rights campaigners at the time.
He is revered for founding the welfare state, but the post-war leader also left a lasting legacy in British intelligence.