A quick résumé of the history of Britain’s first Labour government would maintain that it was a minority administration, lucky to be in office, of short duration and achieved little in policy beyond the important Wheatley Housing Act that subsidised the building of local authority rented accommodation for the working class and securing fleeting successes in foreign policy in Europe. Indeed, Britain’s first Labour government has generally been portrayed as a mere cul de sac in the overall history of the Labour Party.
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