The Nineteen Fifties

Mental Health Cop

You remember Britain in the nineteen fifties… the Suez Crisis, the Korean War and the Queen actually having to make a constintutional decision about the appointment of a Prime Minister following the resignation of Sir Anthony EDEN. Bearing in mind the Queen recently became the longest reigning monarch in British history, you have to go back to the 1950s to see a decade where we had any other monarch. This was a LONG time ago! – a time that finally saw an end to rationing following the restrictions imposed during World War II. And it was a very different time – during the 1950s, Britain was part of leading on the delivery of the United Nations universal declaration on human rights and towards the end of the decade, we modernised our mental health laws. This subsequently led to Enoch POWELL’s second most well known speech – the Water Tower…

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