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1

For most of the twentieth century, the Conservative party was rooted in what belief

Pragmatism
And a belief for gradual improvements
Rather than radical progression

2

What is paternalistic conservatism

Where power and authority is held centrally but states act benevolently and care for the neediest

3

What were one nation Torries committed to

Slow and gradual change
A Keynesian mixed economy
Internationalism and European integration
Support for a universal welfare state

4

What is another name for libertarian conservatism

Thatcherism
-created the “new right”

5

What was Thatcherism a combined belief in

Deregulation
Privatisation of publically owner industry
Limits on trade unions
Smaller state
National sovereignty
State welfare provision

6

What is adversarial politics
- when was this introduced

Instinctive antagonism between the two main rival parties in Westminster
Can be applied to UK politics from 1970 onwards

7

Define monetarism

A economic theory which advocates controlling the money supply- keeping inflation in check

8

Define neo-liberalism

A political ideology which stresses the importance of free markets, individual rights and a limited government

9

What was the postwar consensus

The broad agreement between labour and conservatives over domestic and foreign policy which emerged after WW2
-parties cooperated

10

During Margaret thatchers time as PM three factions emerged that led to her downfall, name these factions

Pre Thatcherite, Thatcherite and post Thatcherite

11

In the last few years, new factions have emerged in the Conservative party, name them

Soft-brexit rebels
Agnostics
Brexit egos

12

What year was David Cameron elected to party leader

2006