How The Period 1919 -1921 Shaped the Next Hundred Years.

Trying to take lessons from the complex series of events that led up to the 1921 Treaty is not easy, but, from personal experience, this speaker can say that, unlike Lloyd George, more contemporary British Prime Ministers, such as John Major and Tony Blair, entered into the peace process and negotiations in good faith.  Unlike Lloyd George, they were both prepared to genuinely listen to the voice of Irish nationalism and accepted that there had to be a parity of esteem.

Presented by Bertie Ahern 2021