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The Labour Government and Northern Ireland, 1974–9

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266579
eISBN:
9780191601446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266573.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter is highly critical of the Wilson cabinet's failure to defend Northern Ireland's first consociational experiment, the Sunningdale Agreement, although it concedes that this agreement may ... More


The 1960s and the 1968 Theatres Act

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the political and theatrical context of the 1960s to establish why and how — after so many failed attempts — theatre censorship was finally abolished with the passing of the ... More


The Wilson governments, 1964–1970

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World: - Volume 2 Labour's Foreign Policy since 1951

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067464
eISBN:
9781781703243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067464.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the foreign policy of the Labour Party under Harold Wilson as party leader and as British Prime Minister. It explains that, despite Wilson's unsuccessful bid to join the ... More


Britain and the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy, 1964-1970

David James Gill

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804786584
eISBN:
9780804788588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786584.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Drawing on primary sources from both sides of the Atlantic, Britain and the Bomb explores how economic, political, and strategic considerations have shaped British nuclear diplomacy. The book ... More


Labour Blown off Course 1964–1967

Kenneth O Morgan

in The People’s Peace: British History 1945-1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198227649
eISBN:
9780191678769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227649.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

With the Labour Party winning by a narrow majority, Harold Wilson prioritized science and technology, the arts, and education. Welfare, penal reform, and race relations were also tackled. The huge ... More


Anglo-German relations and Britain's policy towards the European Economic Community

Terry Macintyre

in Anglo-German Relations During the Labour Governments 1964-70: NATO Strategy, Detente and European Integration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076008
eISBN:
9781781701485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076008.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the events leading up to Britain's decision in 1967 to reapply for membership of the European Community and bilateral contacts with Germany after the application was rejected. ... More


Wilson returns 1974–76

Thomas Robb

in A strained partnership?: US-UK relations in the era of detente, 196977

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091759
eISBN:
9781781706985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091759.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 charts the conduct of US–UK relations following the return to office of Harold Wilson in March 1974. Wilson sought to re-establish closer US–UK relations and hoped it would engender a level ... More


Labour’s Final Term 1974–1976

Kenneth O Morgan

in The People’s Peace: British History 1945-1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198227649
eISBN:
9780191678769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227649.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Harold Wilson was re-elected in March 1974 with a Labour Party minority administration and immediately took steps to deal with the price explosions and inflationary pressures stemming from the oil ... More


Anglo-German relations in 1964 – continuity or change?

Terry Macintyre

in Anglo-German Relations During the Labour Governments 1964-70: NATO Strategy, Detente and European Integration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076008
eISBN:
9781781701485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076008.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter sets the scene for the book. It establishes the state of relations between Britain and Germany as the Labour government took office, as a yardstick against which to determine whether ... More


‘White heat’ and the Labour Party, 1963–70

Richard Jobson

in Nostalgia and the post-war Labour Party: Prisoners of the past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526113306
eISBN:
9781526136039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113306.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter identifies and analyses the ways in which Harold Wilson’s New Britain programme, frequently identified as the apex of modernity, was held back by the nostalgic opposition marshalled ... More


1964–1979

Jeremy Nuttall

in Psychological Socialism: The Labour Party and Qualities of Mind and Character, 1931 to the Present

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071645
eISBN:
9781781701539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071645.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that few, if any, of the Labour Party's leading politicians during the period 1964–1979 systematically applied the values of principle and intellect to politics, elevating them ... More


The UWC strike and its aftermath

Shaun McDaid

in Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the events surrounding the UWC strike in May 1974. Scholars remain divided about whether-or-not the strike could have been defeated by the British government. This chapter ... More


The Erratic March of Labour

Aaron Major

in Architects of Austerity: International Finance and the Politics of Growth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788342
eISBN:
9780804790734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788342.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter takes the story to the United Kingdom and the global politics surrounding the Labour government's domestic economic agenda from 1964 to 1967. While the Labour government promised a new ... More


Anglo-German Relations During the Labour Governments 1964-70: NATO Strategy, Detente and European Integration

Terry Macintyre

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076008
eISBN:
9781781701485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076008.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Speaking at West Point in 1962, Dean Acheson observed that Britain had lost an empire and had still to find a new role. This book explains why, as Britain's Labour government contemplated withdrawal ... More


Conclusion

David James Gill

in Britain and the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy, 1964-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804786584
eISBN:
9780804788588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786584.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the course of British nuclear diplomacy during Harold Wilson’s first two terms of office. The prime minister’s objectives were complex and shifting. Wilson often modified his ... More


UK Monetary Policy Since 1971

J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

in A Critique of Monetary Policy: Theory and British Experience

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283195
eISBN:
9780191596186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283199.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Is a short description of monetary policy since 1971. It provides a brief overview of the monetary controls that will form the basis of the next few chapters. It then has a summary of the basic ... More


Introduction

Thomas Robb

in A strained partnership?: US-UK relations in the era of detente, 196977

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091759
eISBN:
9781781706985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091759.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides the introduction to the book and argues that existing interpretations of the US-UK relationship in the 1970s have emphasised conflict in the relationship to the degree that ... More


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

Steven Fielding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719043642
eISBN:
9781781700327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719043642.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book is the first in the new series The Labour Governments 1964–70 and concentrates on Britain's domestic policy during Harold Wilson's tenure as Prime Minister. It deals, in particular, with ... More


The memoir writing of the Wilson and Callaghan governments: the Labour Party and constitutional policy in Northern Ireland

Stephen Hopkins

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The purpose of this chapter is to analyse the memoir-writing of senior Labour Party (LP) politicians who were closely engaged in developing and implementing government policy towards Northern Ireland ... More


Conclusion

Terry Macintyre

in Anglo-German Relations During the Labour Governments 1964-70: NATO Strategy, Detente and European Integration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076008
eISBN:
9781781701485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076008.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The years 1964–1970 are often considered as a period crucial in British post-war history. For the Labour governments under Harold Wilson, the challenges were immense: managing an economy beset by ... More


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