The British Conservative Government and the European Exchange Rate Mechanism 1979-1994

The British Conservative Government and the European Exchange Rate Mechanism 1979-1994

by Helen Thompson
     
 

This text systematically traces the development of the British Conservative government's policy to the European Exchange Rate Mechanism from 1979 to 1994. The book provides information and insight into the development of ERM policy, which led to the downfall and discredit of the Conservative leadership. Revealing dramatic episodes in the progress of the policy,

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This text systematically traces the development of the British Conservative government's policy to the European Exchange Rate Mechanism from 1979 to 1994. The book provides information and insight into the development of ERM policy, which led to the downfall and discredit of the Conservative leadership. Revealing dramatic episodes in the progress of the policy, including a full account of the deterioration in the relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Nigel Lawson, the author shows how the Thatcher government was torn apart, and the credibility of the Major government undermined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855673793
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/25/1996
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Abbreviations
Dramatis Personae
Preface
Introduction1
1The ERM, the EC Budget and Monetarism: 1979-198310
2Just Saying No: 1983-198536
3Whose Sterling Problem?: 1986-198772
4Strife at Home and Abroad: 1987-1989108
5There is No Alternative: 1989-1990148
6The More Things Change: 1990-1994181
Conclusions218
Bibliography225
Index241

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