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Title:Patrick Wall and South Africa
Author:Major, John
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Geographic terms:South Africa
Great Britain
History and Exploration
Politics and Government
Ethnic and Race Relations
Law, Human Rights and Violence
international relations
About person:Patrick Wall
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02582470509464866
Abstract:This paper offers a detailed insight into the thinking on South African apartheid of a significant representative of British right-wing Conservative opinion, Patrick Wall. Wall was a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Yorkshire constituency of Haltemprice from 1954 to 1987. He took a close interest in southern Africa and came to be identified as one of the leading advocates of white supremacy in the region. He died in 1998. His papers contain a vast body of material on South Africa, which forms the basis of this study of his attitudes to South African affairs from the late 1950s to the eve of his retirement from the House of Commons. It looks at his involvement with the white opposition parties in South Africa and at his change of attitude to the National Party government; examines his view of African nationalism and in particular the African National Congress (ANC); surveys his reaction to the movement for sanctions, especially the campaign for an arms embargo; and it touches on his relations with the Conservative Party and on his position as a practising Roman Catholic. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]