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The Home Rule Bill

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The Home Rule Bill is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in The Times on 23 october 1912.


The Home Rule Bill

The Times (23 october 1912)

A STATEMENT BY SOME SUPPORTERS.

The following statement on the Home Rule Bill has been issued for publication :-

We the undersigned, who were unable to support Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule Bills, are now convinced that some form of Home Rule is the only feasible method of removing the chronic trouble and standing danger to the Empire which arises from the anomalous relations between Great Britain and Ireland.

Prolonged experience has shown that the wasteful, cumbrous, practically irresponsible system of Irish government cannot be remedied so long as Irish administration is entangled in British party politics.

We believe that the present Home Rule Bill, though in the opinion of some of us important modifications are necessary, is an honest endeavour to grapple with the problem, and should be passed into law.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
JOSEPH HOCKING.
EDWARD JENKS.
TONMAN MOSLEY.
PIRRIE.
FREDERICK POLLOCK.
WEST RIDGEWAY.



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