In May 1974, the Power-sharing Executive was brought down by the Ulster Workers' Council strike - with the help of MI5 and the Loyalist paramilitaries. Wilson was perhaps the most down-to-earth prime minister the U.K. had seen up until that point.

Wilson entered Parliament (1945) as a Labour member, and as president of the Board of Trade (1947–51) he ended many of the wartime controls on industry. The strike, organised by a coalition of loyalist groups, effectively rendered Northern Ireland ungovernable. It has nothing to do with wages. Harold Wilson’s ‘Spongers Speech’ As this holiday weekend begins, Northern Ireland faces the gravest crisis in her history. Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson had a relaxed relationship with the Queen and a top secret MI5 file against him, that is prime fodder for season three of …

On the 27th, O'Neill puts forward a five-point plan: fairer allocation of housing, an Ombudsman, an end to company votes in council elections, a review of the Special Powers Act and a Londonderry Development Corporation. His departure brought new faces to the top military and political positions in Northern Ireland. Harold Wilson’s ‘Spongers Speech’ As this holiday weekend begins, Northern Ireland faces the gravest crisis in her history. Harold Wilson occupies a strange place in the pantheon of 20th–century prime ministers. What we are seeing in Northern Ireland is not just an industrial strike. A graduate of Oxford, he became an economics lecturer there (1937) and a fellow of University College (1938). There is an extensive bibliography on Harold Wilson.He is the author of a number of books. It has nothing to do with jobs-except to imperil jobs. Reforms Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill is summoned to London by British PM Harold Wilson to discuss the mounting crisis on November 4. Harold Wilson had secretly met with the IRA in 1971 while leader of the opposition; his government in late 1974 and early 1975 again met with the IRA to negotiate a ceasefire. Harold Wilson’s Humble Beginnings. With the crisis in Northern Ireland worsening, the then British Prime minister, Harold Wilson publicly announces that the Special Air Service are to be formally deployed to Ulster. Wilson, Harold (James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx), 1916–95, British statesman.

There is an extensive bibliography on Harold Wilson.He is the author of a number of books.

As this holiday weekend begins, Northern Ireland faces the gravest crisis in her history. Harold Wilson was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II on 16 October 1964 and formed the first Wilson ministry, a Labour Party government, which held office with a thin majority between 1964 and 1966.
The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Major James Chichester-Clark, responded by saying neighbourly relations with the Republic were at an end and that British troops were being called in.

The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Major James Chichester-Clark, responded by saying neighbourly relations with the Republic were at an end and that British troops were being called in.