Gerry Fitt was a major protagonist for over 25 years in Irish politics. When Fitt, a tough and resourceful political competitor was elected MP for West Belfast in March 1966, commentators said: 'There was a crack in the Tory edifice when, like a breath of fresh air, Gerry Fitt came as a true Irish representative to Westminster'. Yet by the time of his death, he had lost his seat to Gery Adams, needed a police guard to protect him from republicans and had become alienated from the very party he founded.
A campaigner for civil rights, a founder and leader of the SDLP, Fitt's political career took a seemingly remarkable volte face when this republican socialist ( Fenian Fitt) became a Peer of the Realm ( Fitt the Britt) . This fascinating biography chronicles the complex career of Gerry Fitt and attempts to shed light on the character of this political chameleon.
Gerry Fitt - A Political Chameleon
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