The Split

  • Geoffrey Lee Williams
  • Alan Lee Williams


Labour’s defence thinking, then, comprised of five elements. The firs. was a strong commitment to peace and security through disarmament agreements and arms control which are seen as both means and ends in themselves. Thus for Labour this involved a commitment to international negotiations and détente.1


Nuclear Weapon Labour Government Labour Party Social Democrat Defence Spending 
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Notes and References

  1. 17.
    Peter Byrd, Social Democracy and Defence: The British Labour Party. British Atlantic Publications, 1984.Google Scholar
  2. 20.
    Geoffrey Lee Williams, Global Defence: Motivations and Policy in a Nuclear Age. Vikas, 1984, p. 222.Google Scholar
  3. 76.
    Paul Mercer, Peace of the Dead: The Truth Behind the Nuclear Disarmers. Policy Research Publications, 1986.Google Scholar

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© Geoffrey Lee Williams and Alan Lee Williams 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoffrey Lee Williams
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alan Lee Williams
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of SurreyUK
  2. 2.The Institute of Economic and Political Studies (INSTEP)CambridgeUK
  3. 3.Toynbee HallUK
  4. 4.Parliament for HornchurchUK

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