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Maurice Cowling

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Between 1920 and 1924 the Conservative party made three longterm decisions. The first was to remove Lloyd George from office. The second was to take up the rôle of 'defender of the social order'. The third was to make Labour the chief party of opposition.
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The Impact of Labour 1920-1924. The Beginning of Modern British Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1971), p. 1.

 
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