Irish Election Literature

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“The Labour Policy of Fine Gael” from the mid 1950’s July 6, 2017

Filed under: Fine Gael — irishelectionliterature @ 7:36 am
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A surprisingly interesting pamphlet produced by Fine Gael in (I think) the mid 1950’s around Workers Rights, Unions and so on. Quite radical by todays standards.
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One Response to ““The Labour Policy of Fine Gael” from the mid 1950’s”

  1. Leftist Says:

    It is radical, but not in the way it seems from the first few points. Radical in a rather sinister, far-right sense. Workers would be forced to join a union whose leaders would decide policy in collaboration with employers and strikes would be prohibited. It is a Mussolini-eque corporatism.

    It shows the lingering influence of the Blueshirts and their ideology in the 1950s, and there even echoes of it today, with a proposal remarkably similar to the one above (in relation to binding arbitration) made by Leo Varadkar when standing for leader.


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