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13 1966 The Times: John Bull’s Political Slum

The Sunday Times, on the 3rd July 1966, coinciding with a royal visit to Northern Ireland, published the article ‘John Bull’s Political Slum’, criticising Britain’s failure to intervene in the
gerrymandering of the political architecture of Northern Ire￾land, and the high levels of unemployment in Catholic communities.

This was against the backdrop of three recent killings carried out by the Ulster Volunteer Force, which was led by Gusty Spence (and accomplice) who was later arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment for his role.


Published by blueTanso

Secondary English Teacher

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