The Collectivist Hour

  • Michael Moran
Part of the Studies in Policy Making book series


The policies advanced by prominent groups in the 1960s are relevant to the present discussion in a number of ways. By comparing their views with what the Conservative Party stood for after 1964 we can see what was distinctive about Tory attitudes. By looking at the views of important groups, we can also examine some significant influences on the Conservatives, who were, for instance, heavily influenced by the behaviour of the judges. Finally, we can identify some important negative influences on the making of Tory policy: at the end of the ’sixties, for instance, some important aspects of Conservative thinking can only be understood in terms of the party’s need to differentiate its product from that offered by its Labour rival.


Trade Union Collective Bargaining Industrial Relation Labour Movement Union Leader 
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© Michael Moran 1977

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