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The case of Lucas Aerospace
Keith Mc Loughlin

resulting from military orders to the tune of £200 million ‘over the next decade’. Such was the lucrative quality of defence work that the company did ‘not accept that aircraft, military and civil’ did ‘not have a social utility’ as civil aircraft were ‘needed for business and pleasure’, whilst it was ‘necessary to maintain military aircraft for Defence’ – the company provided defence with a capital ‘D’ to leave the workers in no doubt as to its significance. 44 To sweeten the pill, the company concluded that it was open

in The British left and the defence economy
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The economy of unromantic solidarity
Nazima Kadir

, during a period in prison, he weaned himself off of his addiction on his own. In prison, he was given pills to assuage his withdrawal symptoms; since he kicked his addiction without the pills, he saved them and sold them to other prisoners. Another squatter, Darrel, described how once, squatters had found Morris half dead after several days of lying in his own vomit and filth. They took him to a hospital where he was revived. Morris was incredibly kind to me during the period in which he regularly spent time in

in The autonomous life?
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Murray Stewart Leith and Duncan Sim

survive infancy. But by 1900, the average family size fell to around six and the trend towards smaller families has continued. In the 2011 census, the average household size in Scotland was 2.19, slightly below the UK average of 2.3. While improvements in child health contributed to greater infant survival rates, there were also massive changes in access to contraception (particularly the pill) from the mid-1960s onwards, while abortion became legal in mainland UK in 1967 (Botting and Dunnell 2000 ). There have therefore been a series of demographic changes that

in Scotland
Peter Dorey

suffer limitations on increases in their pay-packets. Mikardo thus denounced In Place of Strife as ‘a provocation to strife’ (Mikardo, 1988: 176). Increasing antipathy in the PLP 123 Although Mikardo acknowledged that there were many positive proposals in the White Paper, he insisted that these were greatly outweighed by the three ‘penal clauses’. Mixing his metaphors, he described In Place of Strife as a mixture of ‘good and bad … the jam and … the pills’, and doubted whether ‘it’s worth paying the price of three swings in order to get the twenty-five roundabouts

in Comrades in conflict
Martin J. McCleery

staff.’ He added ‘Maybe they’ll be taking the pill’, pointing out that if the rule were changed and the staff were permitted to marry and keep their posts the council would have the added problem of finding replacements every time an employee ‘went on the sick to have a baby’. Eventually the marrying ban was lifted, on a motion passed by twenty-six votes to two. The Newry area had also been waiting for the delayed report into the development of the town, and, on 17 February, Faulkner outlined to the Chamber of Commerce that the Newry Development Plan would be

in Operation Demetrius and its aftermath
Celia Hughes

clear the air’. Whereas in ‘non-aligned’ circles non-monogamous relations could be a way of challenging the possessive individualism entrenched in capitalist society, in the IS and IMG they were an extension of the cultural patterns members had carried through from their student days. Sexual freedom formed a further expression of the social selfdetermination, visible in the underground and student movement, and facilitated by the greater availability of contraceptives, notably the pill, and the increasing publicisation of sexuality. Roland Muldoon highlighted the

in Young lives on the Left
An interview with David Donoghue
Graham Spencer

, however, was in effect the trade-off for unionists, since, just as they were being asked to contemplate North–South co-operation, which for them was unpalatable, so we had to show that we would be willing to recognise their identity and their sense of Britishness in East–West structures. They would have liked us to swallow the pill of some closer relationship with Britain in Strand Three as a kind of quid

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
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Philip Hammond

defence of core national interests’ (11 December), then as an ‘extremely risky operation’ and a ‘dubious enterprise’ (18 December) and finally as ‘an operation that is already beginning to resemble a dog’s breakfast’ (20 December). The Mail sugared the pill, hailing the ‘brilliant victory’ over the Taliban and repeatedly praising the ‘courage, professionalism and skill’ of

in Framing post-Cold War conflicts
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Michael D. Leigh

Chapman was not placated. He was annoyed that Sheldon had made no provision for the anticipated shortfall, and feared that the present grant reduction was the ‘thin end of the wedge’. 32 His pessimism was justified. Twelve more reductions in government funding followed in quick succession. Dr Chaney of ABM described it as an ‘ever closing circle of restrictions on our mission schools’. 33 Government budget deficits necessitated these reductions in expenditure, but it made the pill no easier to swallow. 34 Public

in Conflict, politics and proselytism