A Leap in the Dark

A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as Illustrated by the Bill of 1893

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Language: English
Wordcount: 67,463 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.7
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 401
Added to site: 2005.04.30
mnybks.net#: 10216
Genres: Politics, Criticism
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one used every power he possessed, and used it unscrupulously, to drive a Home Rule Bill through the House of Commons. He was a man trained in the historical traditions of Parliament. He assuredly did not relish the use of the closure and the guillotine. He was supported in the Commons by a very narrow majority, never I think exceeding forty-eight, and often falling below that number. The power of the party system, or as Americans say, the "Machine," was admittedly much less in 1893 than it has become in 1911. Yet Mr. Gladstone used such power as he possessed to the utmost. He hurried through the House of Commons a Bill which had not in fact received the assent of the nation. He made the freest use of every device for curtailing freedom of debate. A large and most important portion of the Home Rule Bill was not discussed at all in the Commons. And this Bill contained provisions, not appearing in its original form, for the retention of

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