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The Battle for Withdrawal: April–July 1967

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 6 examines the period following April 1967, during which the fundamental issue shifted from whether or not Britain should withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore—which had now been decided—to ... More


A Symbolic Sacrifice: July 1967–January 1968

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 7 documents the abandonment of the last symbolic remnants of Britain's world role in the aftermath of devaluation. The devaluation of Sterling itself, in November 1967, had little direct ... More


A Dubious Compromise: October 1965–February 1966

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 3 traces the period up to the publication of the Defence White Paper in February 1966. During this time, the Wilson Government continued to develop its plans to withdraw from Singapore to ... More


The End of Consensus: March–October 1966

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 4 begins with the Wilson Government and the ANZUS allies fitfully trying to implement the policy of quadripartite co‐operation heralded in the 1966 Defence White Paper. With the countries ... More


Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

P. L. Pham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1964, Britain's defence presence in Malaysia and Singapore was the largest and most expensive component of the country's world‐wide role. Yet within three and a half years, the Wilson Government ... More


The Perils of Alliance: June–September 1965

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 2 examines the Wilson Government's attempts to introduce its allies to its thinking on withdrawing from Malaysia and Singapore to a northern Australian base, jointly funded with the ANZUS ... More


Beginning the Defence Review: October 1964–June 1965

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 1 examines the Wilson Government's initial reassessment, within the Defence Review, of future overseas policy. On their arrival in office, senior ministers were keen to emphasise the ... More


From Dissent to Revolt: October 1966–April 1967

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 5 follows the course of the Wilson Government's Defence Expenditure Studies. This policy review process was much more acrimonious than before, the sharpening conflict between Britain's ... More


Conclusion

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Conclusion summarises the argument of the book about how the Wilson Government came to decide to withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore and the Britain's ‘East of Suez’ role. It notes that there ... More


Labour and International Finance, 1964–1967

Rob Stones

in Policy Networks in British Government

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the non-devaluation policy of pound sterling by the Labour Government which ruled between 1964 and 1967. The non-devaluation of the pound is typically presented as a key to ... More


Reconciling the classes

Steven Fielding

in The Labour Governments 1964–70 volume 1: Labour and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719043642
eISBN:
9781781700327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719043642.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks at the key issue of class and how Labour attempted to reconcile those differences said to have survived into the ‘affluent society’. It highlights the underlying reasons why the ... More


Facing the Future: Social Science in the First Wilson Government, 1964–1970

Lise Butler

in Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862895
eISBN:
9780191895401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862895.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Young’s work as founding chair of the Social Science Research Council between 1965 and 1968 in the Labour government led by Harold Wilson. It describes how Young responded to ... More


The ‘Stop-Go’ Squeezes of the 1950s and 1960s

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

in A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779612
eISBN:
9780191824661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779612.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes four fiscal squeezes across two decades marked by broadly full employment and no major recession, albeit with slow economic growth, recurring currency crises, and ‘stop-go’ ... More


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