Talk:Anglo-Irish Trade War
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This article has grown nicely in the last year, but now needs some sort of separation, re-sectioning and/or editing to distinguish the constitutional and economic differences.188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:40, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Thorough changes needed - very unbalanced
This article is obviously written from an anti-de Valera or anti-Irish standpoint. Emotional language like "foisted" is inappropriate, and also in this case, inaccurate. This article needs to be re-written, taking into account the Irish position:
Irish protectionism was a reaction to British protectionism in reaction to Ireland's refusal to pay land annuities, and didn't happen before the Economic War; "However, the government did not go so far as to waive its own collection of annuities" is obviously emotional language; "Burn everything British but their coal" is hardly "remarkable" considering anti-British feeling in Ireland over the past 300 years; the Coal-Cattle pact was never brought into effect, because of objections from British farmers; "fatalities were frequent" is somewhat of an exaggeration; the Irish were in fact widely in favour of de Valera's policy, and what forced talks was British worry that the Irish would be sympathetic to Germany in the coming war; and "its outcome was publicised as favourable" implies that de Valera was deceiving the people, and in fact the agreement was not favourable to Ireland.
- The IFS remained in the Sterling area until 1979, and because of the British Gold Standard Act 1925 the result up to 1939 was deflation. Given this in the background, could this trade war address deflation?184.108.40.206 (talk) 10:51, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
I've just checked the Annual Register and Dev did claim £430m in late 1932. It seemed unreal and wasn't in any Irish history books on this period. Obviously it was designed to get backs up, given the Depression. The current value of £430m in 1932 on the RPI basis is £26,170,000,000 in 2013 pounds sterling. In the end he paid the UK £10m in 1938 (current value £557,000,000).PatrickGuinness (talk) 10:19, 12 October 2014 (UTC)