THIRTY YEARS ago, on 1 January 1974, a power-sharing government was
established in Northern Ireland. Within months it had been brought down
by a Loyalist stoppage and it would be 25 years before another power
sharing government was established, similar to the 1973-1974 model.
LC: It shows what’s possible when you have a party and a leadership
which wages a real fight in defence of workers’ interests. At that time,
like today, local councils were carrying out a mix of cuts,
privatisation or raising local taxes to compensate for cuts in central
government grants. This was...