It's the Economy, Stupid! Labour and the Economy, circa 1964

  title={It's the Economy, Stupid! Labour and the Economy, circa 1964},
  author={Jim Tomlinson},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={337 - 349}
  • J. Tomlinson
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Economics, History
  • Contemporary British History
It has become a commonplace of argument about post-war British politics that economic issues have been vital to the parties' electoral fortunes. This article suggests the weak foundations of such arguments, given the profound ambiguity about the meaning of ‘the economy’ in the popular mind. In the light of this problem, the core aim of this article is to examine, albeit in a preliminary way, how far the Labour party's notions of ‘the economy’ fitted with the perceptions of citizens and voters… 
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