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Richard Crossman and the Welfare State: Pioneer of Welfare Provision and Labour Politics in Post-War Britain

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Richard Crossman and the Welfare State: Pioneer of Welfare Provision and Labour Politics in Post-War Britain - Thornton, Stephen
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Generally remembered as a notorious diarist rather than a serious political figure, Richard Crossman's imposing presence in Harold Wilson's Cabinet during the 1964-1970 Labour governments proved, not least to himself, a disappointment. However, in this new reassessment, Stephen Thornton rescues Crossman's political achievements from obscurity. From 1955 to the end of his life in 1974, Crossman was committed to a radical scheme that promised to break Britain free from the existing Beveridge model of welfare provision and ...

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Richard Crossman and the Welfare State: Pioneer of Welfare Provision and Labour Politics in Post-War Britain 2009, I. B. Tauris & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9781845118488

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