WILSON, Harold (Wilson Harold)( Ex-Prime Minister of Great Britain.)
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Biography WILSON, Harold (Wilson Harold)
Born March 11, 1916 in Huddersfield (Yorkshire). He received a scholarship to study at Oxford University, graduating with honors in 1937. He was elected a Fellow of University College. During the Second World War he was head of the department of economics and statistics at the Ministry of Fuel and Energy.
In 1945, Wilson won the parliamentary elections as the candidate of the Labor Party. In 1947-1951, as Minister of Trade, canceled a number of restrictions in the economic field. In 1947 received recognition as a skilled diplomat in negotiations with the Soviet Union.
In 1963, Wilson became the leader of the Labor Party. Public discontent Conservative government brought the Labor Party an easy victory in the elections 1964, and Wilson took over as Prime Minister. Previously, Wilson spoke out against Britain joining the EEC, now he changed his position. Forced to introduce austerity measures, reduced welfare costs. Imposed restrictions on immigration from Africa and Asia. In 1970 the Labor Party were defeated in the elections, and Wilson was forced to resign.
In the future, Wilson led the opposition to the political course of the Prime Minister conservative E. Heath. In 1974, . when the miners went on strike in response to the refusal of the Prime Minister to guarantee the increase in real wages, . Hit appointed general election, . which the Labor Party won the most votes, . which enabled Wilson to regain the post of prime minister,
. March 16, 1976 Wilson suddenly resigned as Labor leader and Prime Minister. In April 1976, was elevated to the dignity of knighthood, was awarded the Order of the Garter and was awarded the title of a life peerage. In 1983 he was awarded the title of Baron Wilson Rivaud.
Wilson died in London on May 24, 1995.