The Shadow of the Gallows: The Death Penalty and the British Labour Government, 1945-51
Exactly what went wrong and why is the theme of this article. How and why did the Labour government, despite its massive majority in Parliament and a long-standing commitment to abolition, fail to get rid of the death penalty? Why was this “window of opportunity” to abolish capital punishment shut for another decade and a half? The answers to these questions will be sought primarily in the realm of government and Parliament.
- Document type Article
- Countries list United Kingdom
- Themes list Public opinion, Public debate,