The New Model Tory Party?

  • John Charmley
Part of the British Studies Series book series


On the morrow of defeat when, like all good wives, Mrs Churchill tried to cheer up her downcast husband, she remarked that ‘Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise’, to which she received the reply: ‘At the moment it seems quite effectively disguised.’ But there was something in her comment, all the same.


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Notes and References

  1. 4.
    See John Ramsden,‘“A Party for Owners or a Party for Earners?” How far did the British Conservative Party really change after 1945?’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 1987, pp. 49–63.Google Scholar
  2. 6.
    R. Cockett (ed.), Dear Max (1990), p. 58.Google Scholar
  3. 12.
    J. Hoffman, The Conservatives in Opposition (1963), pp. 39–40.Google Scholar
  4. 17.
    Lord Woolton, Memoirs, (1957), pp. 331–6.Google Scholar
  5. 21.
    Ramsden, TRHS 1987, p. 58.Google Scholar
  6. 26.
    Paul Addison, ‘The Road from 1945’, in P. Hennessy and A. Seldon (eds), Ruling Performance (1989), p. 7.Google Scholar
  7. 28.
    Sir Ian Gilmour, Inside Right: A study in Conservatism (1977).Google Scholar

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© John Charmley 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Charmley
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

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