What happened under the last minority government?

By Michael Burton | 14 June 2017
  • Michael Burton

As we seem to be heading back to 1974 politically, since that was when we last had a minority government; economically, if Brexit takes its toll; and fiscally, with austerity now on the back burner and debt rising, it might be worth just taking a look again at that momentous decade.

Like Theresa May, Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath called an election in February1974 to gain voters’ support for a battle he was about to wage; in her case, it was negotiating Brexit, in his, taking on striking miners on the slogan ‘who runs Britain?’

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