'Wets' were one-nation Tories; 'dries' loyal Thatcherites, most of them conviction monetarists. Inevitably, the distinction is too crude. Some wets, like Prior, Walker and Gilmour, were particularly critical of what they considered unrealistic ...
Thatcherism produced dramatic changes, both in Britain and abroad. This expanded second edition brings the book up to date and surveys the origins and impact of Thatcherism as a cultural construct and an economic creed.