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The Left Archive: Divide and Rule – Labour and the Partition of Ireland, Peter Hadden, Militant, 1980 May 11, 2010

Posted by irishonlineleftarchive in Irish Left Online Document Archive, Irish Politics, Militant, Socialist Party, Uncategorized.


It seems perhaps appropriate given the sad loss of Peter Hadden of the Socialist Party last week that we might mark that with a Left Archive piece which we had intended to run later in the Summer.

This document, published by Militant in 1980, which if I recall correctly was donated by Jim Monaghan – for which many thanks, provides a good insight into the style and approach of Peter Hadden in his work, research and analysis.

The document itself engages with a very particular historical moment in the development of the left on the island of Ireland during the 1910s and more broadly with the issue of partition and the role of Labour.


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3. Budapestkick - May 11, 2010

Peter is a huge loss to his family, his friends, the Socialist Party and the Worker’s Movement in general. His analysis of the national question in the north was not just important to our work there but was also useful to comrades working in areas like Sri Lanka where sectarian and communal conflict are a huge barrier to working-class politics and the fight against capitalism. Peter will be greatly missed.


4. WorldbyStorm - May 12, 2010

It is indeed a significant political loss and a terrible human loss as well. It’s good though to hear of his influence so far afield.


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