Britain

Prime Minister

Wiston Churchill

1953 - 1955

Anthony Eden

1955 - 1957

Harold Macmillan

1957 - 1963

Douglas Home

1963 - 1964

Harold Wilson

1964 - 1970

Edward Heath

1970 - 1974

Harold Wilson

1974 - 1976

James Callagham

1976 - 1979

Margret Thatcher

1979 - 1990

John Major

1990 - 1997

Tony Blair

1997 - 2007

Gordon Brown

2007

Opposition Leadership

Clement Attlee

1951 - 1955

Hugh Gaitskell

1955 - 1963

Harold Wilson

1963 - 1964

Douglas Home

1964 - 1965

Edward Heath

1965 - 1970

Harold Wilson

1970 - 1974

Edward Heath

1974 - 1975

Margaret Thatcher

1975 - 1979

James Callaghan

1979 - 1980

Michael Foot

1980 - 1983

Neil Kinnock

1983 - 1992

John Smith

1992 - 1994

Tony Blair

1994 - 1997

John Major

1997 - 1998

William Hague

1998 - 2001

Iain Duncan Smith

2001 - 2003

Michael Howard

2003 - 2005

David Cameron

2005 - 2007

Social

Festival of Britain

1951

90% had wireless reciever

1951

Equal pay act-teachers

1952

Coronation Elizabeth II

1953

Mass TV audience

End of food rationing

1954

Equal pay civil service

1954

Launch of ITV

1955

Commercial rival to BBC

Clean air act

1956

First environment act

Transistor radios avaliable

1957

Notting Hill riot

1958

serious anti-immigrant rioting

Motorway built (m1)

1959

End National service

1960

50% population watched TV

1960

10 Million TV sets owned

1/3 women in work

1961

Women stayed at 10yrs before going back to work

1961

Private eye published

1961

That was the week that was

1962

Launch on BBC

British airway founded

1964

Launch BB2

1964

the sun launched

1964

Post office tower

1965

Swinging London in Time Magazine

1966

England wins world cup

1966

6 month wage freeze and price freeze

1966

Start in July

National union seaman stirke

1966

Radio one created

1967

Open university established

1969

Three day week

1974

Winter of discontent

1979

Riots

1981

Brixton and Liverpool

Miner stike began

1984

Riots major cities

1985

Poll tax riot

1990

Murder Stephen Lawrence

1993

First women priest ordanied

1994

Race riots northern towns/cities

2001

Civil partnership introduced

2004

7/7

2005

56 people killed by terror attack London

Economic

Nationalisation of Iron and Coal

1951

Steel and transport denationalised

1953

Give away budget

1955

£134 million from the middle class to working

Full employment

1955

Financial crisis caused Suez

1956

Stop-go

1958

£390 million budget taxs cut

1959

Pay Pause

1961

IMF gain loan

1961

Beeching report

1963

Transport cuts in railway

£800 million deficit left

1964

Creating departmental affairs

1964

Devaluation of pound

1967

EA abandoned

1967

Jenkins made chancellor

1967

Unemployment above million

1972

First time since 1930s

IMP loan

1976

Require spending cuts

Uemployment above 3 million

1982

Deregulation financial market

1986

After Big Bang

Stock market crash

1987

In London and New York

Unemployment over 2.5 milion

1991

Black Wednesday

1992

Force withdrawal ERM

YBA Sensation exhibition

1997

Political

Bevanite quarrel

1951

Labour shows nuclear opposition

1957

Formation CND

1958

Thorneycroft resigned

1958

Commonwealth immigration act

1962

Restricts immigration

Night of the Long Knives

1962

Macmillan's cabinet reshuffle

Profumo scandal

1963

Death penalty abolished

1965

River of blood speech

1967

Enoch Powell
Against mass immigration

Liberation laws on abortion and homosexuality

1967

Dangerous drug act

1967

Reduce censorship

1968

Race relation act

1968

Banned radical discrimination

Commonwealth immigration

1968

Limiting rights of non-white commonwealth

Equal opportuinties act

1970

Reform divorce law

1971

Sex Discrimination act

1975

EEC referendum

1975

2:1 majority yes

Devolution power unsuccessful

1979

Scotland and Wales rejected referendum

Formation SDP

1981

Heseltine resignation

1986

After Westland affair

Thatcher 3rd election victory

1987

Section 29 outlawed

1988

Section 29-promotion of homosexuality

Election victory Major

1992

Rebellion against Maastricht Treaty

1993

By Conservative Eurosceptics

House of Lord act

1999

Devolved powers

1999

Scotland Parliament and Welsh assembly

Freedom of information act

2000

First election Mayor of London

2000

Labour election victory

2001

Thired election victory Labour

2005

Extension Welsh Assembly power

2006

Northern Ireland

Start troubles northeren Ireland

1969

Bloody Sunday

1972

Derry- Northern Ireland

Suningdale Agreement

1973

power share in Northern Ireland

Collaspe Sunningdale agreement

1974

After Ulster Worker's Council strike

IRA bombing Brighton

1984

Good Friday agreement

1998

End trouble Northern Ireland

Foreign

Korean war

1950 - 1953

Britain test first atomic bomb

1952

Mau Mau rebellion

1952

Against British rule in Kenya

British withdraw from Egypt

1954

British withdrawal Egypt

1954

EEC formed without Britian

1956

Suez crisis

1956

Independence achieved by Ghana and Malaya

1957

America gets H bomb

1957

De Gaulle become PM

1958

American polaris

1960

Replace Blue streak missile

Creation EFTA

1960

Alternative to EEC

Wind of change speech

1960

Macmillan speech

Application join EEC

1961

Building Berlin war

1961

Independence by Kenya

1963

Britian EEC blocked

1963

Rejected by De Gaulle

Escalation Vietnam war

1964

Independence Zambia and Malawi

1964

Rhodesia crisis

1964

2nd EEC application

1966

Wilson-smith talks HMS Tiger

1966

Pulled out Suez

1967

Wilson-Smith talks HMS fearless

1968

US sends first man to the moon

1969

Yom Kippur War

1973

Causes oil crisis

Falkland war

1982

Single European Act

1986

Fall of Berlin wall

1989

End of Cold war

1991

Victory over Gulf war

1991

NATO bombing campaign

1999

Campaign expels Serb forces from Kosovo

Launch Euro

1999

Nine states joined but not Britian

9/11

2001

NATO invasion Afghanistan

2001

Overthrow Taliban

Invasion Iraq

2003

Us led coalition forces

Expansion of EU

2004