Peter Dorey examines the attitudes and policies of the Conservative Party towards the trade unions from the nineteenth century onwards. He links these to wider political and economic circumstances, and studies the key personalities involved.
There has always been disagreement within the Conservative Party as to how it should deal with the trade unions. These disagreements have, in large part, reflected divisions within British Conservatism itself.
'A lucid and well-researched book on Conservative Party policy towards the trade unions since 1945.' - Parliamentary History
'A solid and well-written account.' - West European Politics