Sunday 30 April 2017

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

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

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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