On the once powerful Vanguard Party

Worth catching on BBC Radio 4 tonight: “Shaun Ley presents a series on political parties that were short-lived but made an impact. At the height of Northern Ireland’s conflict in the 1970s, Vanguard rallied Unionists against direct rule from Westminster and opposed power-sharing. The party split when its leader William Craig called for coalition with Nationalists. Contributors include former Vanguard member David Trimble”.

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