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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


Roy Mason, the BBC and the ‘Second Battle of Culloden’

Robert J. Savage

in The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087332
eISBN:
9781781708804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter considers BBC reporting on the work of the security services in Northern Ireland between 1976 and the fall of the Labour Government in 1979. It addresses the tenure of Northern Ireland ... More


Police primacy and the myth of Ulsterisation

S.C. Aveyard

in No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096402
eISBN:
9781526120854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096402.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter shows how over the course of 1976 plans were prepared to adjust security policy in line with Rees’s desire for police primacy, leading to the professionalization of the RUC and a marked ... More


British Ministers and the Politics of Northern Ireland: Reading the Political Memoirs of Secretaries of State

Stephen Hopkins

in The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319426
eISBN:
9781781381076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses the politics of memoir-writing by British Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland (SOSNI), and their interpretations and reflections upon their terms in office in Belfast. For ... More


‘The British must govern or go …’: the greening of the Social Democratic and Labour Party

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the period between 1976, when the limits of British policy in Northern Ireland were apparent, and 1979, when an increasingly disillusioned Fitt resigned from the party. With ... More


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