Conservative dissidents and the Irish question: The ‘pro‐integrationist’ lobby 1973–94

  title={Conservative dissidents and the Irish question: The ‘pro‐integrationist’ lobby 1973–94},
  author={Michael R. Cunningham},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
Abstract This article examines the arguments presented by those dissidents within the Conservative Party who reject the prevailing pro‐devolution policy towards Northern Ireland and locates those members of the parliamentary party on the ideological spectrum of contemporary Conservatism. The limited impact of this grouping is assessed and the argument that the ‘grassroots’ of the Party is more sympathetic to integrationism and the Union than either Conservative MPs or Party supporters is… 
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