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Labour and the Northern Ireland Problem 1945-1951: The Missed Opportunity Russell Rees

Labour and the Northern Ireland Problem 1945-1951: The Missed Opportunity

Russell Rees

Published March 2nd 2009
ISBN : 9780716529705
Hardcover
192 pages
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This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact made by Clement Attlees post-war Labour government on the triangular relationship between Belfast, London and Dublin. The Stormont government had finished the war on a high note, butMoreThis book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact made by Clement Attlees post-war Labour government on the triangular relationship between Belfast, London and Dublin. The Stormont government had finished the war on a high note, but Labours shock general election victory in July 1945 shook the confidence of Unionist party leaders who were unsure of the new Labour administrations intentions towards Ireland. The prospect of closer scrutiny by Westminster, particularly in relation to Stormonts treatment of the Catholic minority, troubled the Unionist government. At the same time, the anticipation of radical socialist legislation, some of which was likely to override Stormonts powers, was an additional source of concern.