‘British Rights for British Citizens’: The Campaign for ‘Equal Citizenship’ for Northern Ireland

@article{Coulter2015BritishRF,
  title={‘British Rights for British Citizens’: The Campaign for ‘Equal Citizenship’ for Northern Ireland},
  author={C. Coulter},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  year={2015},
  volume={29},
  pages={486 - 507}
}
  • C. Coulter
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary British History
  • This essay traces the evolution of the demand that the principal British political parties should extend organisation to Northern Ireland. Although originally nurtured by a small Stalinist sect of the far left, the ideal of electoral integration or ‘equal citizenship’ would in time come to exercise considerable appeal among middle-class unionists disorientated by the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement. This unlikely political alliance would give rise to a vibrant pressure group—the Campaign for Equal… CONTINUE READING
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