The Truth about Home Rule; Papers on the Irish Question

The Truth about Home Rule; Papers on the Irish Question

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...bad form of Home Eule. But we are now considering what is practicable, not what is imaginable: and we are met with the fact that no party in Ireland has expressed a desire for anything of the kind, or even a relative willingness to acquiesce in it. This makes it needless to show at length that such a plan would need far more delicate adjustment than anything yet proposed, or to dwell on the doubt, which seems grave, whether a majority not strongly attached to the English connection would evince the same patience and loyalty as the English population of Canada with regard to the guaranteed rights of the minority. v. Thus are we confronted in every direction with diff1culties fully as great as those of maintaining the Union. Home Eule might put off for a season the day of grappling with those difficulties. Like a spendthrift's note of hand, it might purchase a little present ease and accommodation upon usurious terms. On the other hand, it is more than possible that it would not procure us even that. Whatever scheme were adopted, there would be a new constitution for Ireland, creating a new set of relations between Ireland and the Imperial Parliament. If Ireland, having an autonomous legislature at Dublin, continued to be represented at Westminster, these new relations would be quite unlike those now existing between Parliament and any British colony or possession. In any case there would be need of interpretation and development. We are expected to assume that this process would be quietly carried on in a civil and judicial manner, through the means appointed for that purpose by the new constitution, and that the subject would be excluded by common consent from English parliamentary debate and political controversy. We should have lightly cast off...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666339X
  • 9781236663399