Spotlight on the Troubles – part 2


  1.  the death toll mounted steadily in Northern Ireland
  2. the UDA, a protestant paramilitary organization was not proscribed
  3. The Fascist-like Vanguard rally led by William Craig
  4. the British Govt gave in to Ulster Workers Strike, the most reactionary strike action ever
  5. Unionist extremists consigned the Sunningdale Agreement,  its power-sharing initiative and Council of Ireland   to the dustbin of history – until it made a comeback in 1998
  6. MI5 go-betweens and secret meetings between the British Government and the Republican Movement
  7. what  happened when NI Unionists and the British Govt  refused to compromise or understand the viewpoint of Catholics, Nationalists and Republicans living in Northern Ireland