Maudling's mother had disowned him as a result of his marriage and Maudling did not attend her funeral in 1956. Maudling argued that the Party had depended excessively on the popularity of Winston Churchill and outdated economic slogans. As Home Secretary he was responsible for the British Government's Northern Irish policy during the period that included Bloody Sunday in 1972; shortly thereafter he left office due to an unrelated scandal in one of the companies of which he was director.
Reginald Maudling PC (7 March 1917 – 14 February 1979) was a British politician who held several Cabinet posts including Chancellor of the Exchequer. He also held directorships in the British financial world.