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Posted on 19 September 2019 at 10:39 GMT

West London Socialist Party: Northern Ireland - 50 years since British army entered

Thursday 19th September 2019, 7.30pm

West London Trades Union Club, 33-35 High Street Acton, London W3 6ND

At the time, it was described as a temporary measure, to stop widespread riots and pogroms. But troops stayed in Northern Ireland for decades to come. Yet the descent into repression and sectarian violence was not inevitable. If the leaders of the labour movement had put forward a socialist programme, uniting catholics and protestants, events could have turned out very differently.

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