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Book review: Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Farror, James (2013) Book review: Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy. LSE Review of Books (02 Sep 2013). Website.

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"Crossing the Floor: Reg Prentice and the Crisis of British Social Democracy." Geoff Horn. Manchester University Press. June 2013.. --- Reg Prentice remains the most high-profile politician to cross the floor of the House of Commons in the post-war period. His defection reflected an important sea change in British politics: the end of the post-war consensus and the beginnings of the Thatcher era. This book seeks to examine the key events surrounding Prentice’s transition from a front-line Labour politician to a Conservative minister in the first Thatcher government. Recommended reading for anyone interested in modern British political history, writes James Farror.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 15:40
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 23:18

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