The Pros And Cons Of Home Rule

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home rule, county boards for local government, an extension of the franchise and land reforms. Gladstone was now aware that Ireland 's problems could no longer continue. In 1886 Lord Salisbury’s fall led Gladstone and the liberals into power once again. This essay will discuss Home Rule as a force of unity and division in Irish political life during the period of 1886 to 1921. 8 April 1886 Gladstone introduced his Government of Ireland bill. This bill was designed to 12 September 1882 was the formation of a national league agreed to by Parnell, Dillon, and Davitt. Its main objectives werlessen the pressure on Westminster and to strengthen the unity of the empire. It was thought to define the things that were excluded from the Irish legislation and reserved for Westminster. These were as follows the crown and the succession, peace, and war, the defence forces, treaties with foreign states, titles and honours, treason, trade and navigation, posts and telegraphs, lighthouse, coinage, weights and measures, copyright, and patents. Debates over this newly introduced bill began and lasted over fourteen nights. The debate also gave doubt to whether Home Rule would provide long term settlement in Anglo Irish affairs. The Ulster unionists were the most against the bill. Colonel Waring saw Home Rule supporters as “potential rebels and traitors”.[1] Ulster unionists would go to great lengths to resist this bill as it would change their connection with Great
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