Monday 5 December 2016

Famine . . . Plastic politics . . . School tie . . . Bailouts

Published 14/05/2010 | 05:00

David Stapleton outlines the role and responsibility of Britain in the Irish famine (Letters, May 11).

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However, he overlooks the ideological factor.

The British government was drawn to the doctrine of 'laissez faire'. Hence the tragic reluctance to intervene.

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