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Re-appraising the origins of the ‘consensus-forming strategy’, 1945–58

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

An extension of the British social welfare state to Northern Ireland and the tackling of acute unemployment were huge undertakings for the Unionist administration. The Anti-Partition League of ... More


The failure of the ‘consensus-forming strategy’, 1965–69

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The collapse of the Irish Republican Army's (IRA) armed irredentist campaign in February 1962 led to the cessation of its military activities against the Northern Ireland state. The Campaign for ... More


Democratic socialism and sectarianism, 1924–45

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Unionism remained deeply divided over issues of social service expenditure and the adoption of welfare legislation emanating from Westminster. It recognised the danger of the labour interests ... More


The NILP in retreat, 1969–72

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter demonstrates the crisis of the Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP). As increasing numbers of Protestant and Catholic workers became unionised they flocked to the burgeoning ranks of the ... More


The fall of the NILP, 1972–75

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP) argued that although ‘Partition cannot be ended without the consent of the majority of people of Northern Ireland’ a radical alternative to internment was ... More


Squeezing the moderates, 1975–87

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Northern Ireland Labour Party's (NILP) Constitutional Convention manifesto made clear the party's belief in the British connection. It advocated a strong local Executive presiding over ... More


Conclusion

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP) maintained a pragmatic stance in the face of violent provocation. The NILP, although ‘always very deeply committed to the link with the British Labour Party’, ... More


Introduction

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book reviews the historical record of the Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP), an understudied and poorly understood phenomenon in Irish political studies. It also questions the orthodox ... More


Early wartime politics and society

Philip Ollerenshaw

in Northern Ireland in the Second World War: Politics, economic mobilisation and society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719090509
eISBN:
9781781706206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090509.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers the government response to the outbreak of war, including the increasingly frequent internment of republicans. It goes on to examine the nature of the Home Guard controversy ... More


The Sinn Féin challenge and the birth of the Nationalist Party, 1955–59

Christopher Norton

in The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932-1970: Between grievance and reconciliation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719059032
eISBN:
9781781706763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059032.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the demise of the IAPL in a period which witnessed the revival of IRA militarism and the rise of republican parties - Sinn Féin and Fianna Uladh - as competitors for the ... More


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