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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


All out of money 1976–77

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/9780719091759.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It is demonstrated throughout this chapter that US financial assistance, in the guise the British Prime Minister James Callaghan wanted never materialised during the IMF Crisis of 1976-77. Callaghan ... More


In Place of Strife? The parliamentary Labour right and the ‘trade union question’

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter investigates the parliamentary Labour right attitudes to industrial relations policy and trade union reform. In Place of Strife: A Policy for Industrial Relations was the first (recent) ... More


Leading the Labour Party in the 1980s

Martin Farr

in Labour and the Left in the 1980s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526106438
eISBN:
9781526120939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106438.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Labour Party had three leaders in the 1980s. None found the experience fulfilling. James Callaghan, Michael Foot, and Neil Kinnock, as leaders do, sought to convey their purpose and to shape the ... More


The Years of Discontent 1977–1979

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/9780198227649.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The new Prime Minister ushered Britain to a period of modest economic growth and relative social tranquillity, despite the impact of the protracted oil crisis and the International Monetary Fund ... 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


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


The Lib-Lab Pact

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the political alliance between the Liberal Party (LP) and the Labour Party in 1977. When James Callaghan's Labour government faced a Commons motion of ‘no confidence’, he ... More


A Royal ‘Duty’: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings in the 1970s

Philip Murphy

in Monarchy and the End of Empire: The House of Windsor, the British Government, and the Postwar Commonwealth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199214235
eISBN:
9780191746680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214235.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the Queen’s role in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGMs) during the 1970s. It begins with the Singapore conference of 1971, the one occasion when the Queen was ... 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


‘Celia's Gate’ and the Strikes in the NHS

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter examines the crucial strikes in the National Health Service (NHS) during the Winter of Discontent and contextualizes them within historic currents in the health service since its ... More


The trade union contribution to the British Labour Party

Andrew Thorpe

in Labour and Working-Class Lives: Essays To Celebrate the Life and Work of Chris Wrigley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995270
eISBN:
9781526128645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995270.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Andrew Thorpe examines the long-established and continuing relationship between the trade unions and the Labour Party. He argues that whilst both organisations have changed over the years, and ... More


Bonn, Guadeloupe, and Vienna, 1978–9

Kristina Spohr and David Reynolds

in Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198727507
eISBN:
9780191793646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727507.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

Soviet-American relations did not sustain the mood of détente created in Moscow in 1972. A second strategic arms limitation agreement (SALT II) was delayed until the Vienna summit of July 1979, and ... More


‘It is More Blessed to Go than be Pushed’: The 1973 Programme Analysis and Review

W. David McIntyre

in Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198702436
eISBN:
9780191772146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702436.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

An attempt to apply business methods to government decision-making by reviewing all the remaining dependent territories in 1973. Edward Heath ordered a Performance Analysis and Review, which involved ... More


British Intervention: The Politics of Embarrassment, 1969–1972

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume II: Control

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198830573
eISBN:
9780191868733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830573.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The puzzle addressed in this chapter is why one British government intervened in Northern Ireland in 1969 and why another eventually resorted to direct rule in 1972. British conduct in this period ... More


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