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THE COMMONS DEBATE.

SIR EDWARD CARSON'S SPEECH. (Per Press Association—Copyright). LONDON, February 12. In the Houso of Commons, Sir . Edward Carson accused the Government of manoeuvring for position. It should have immediately introduced an amending Bill, embodying concrete proposals. He said the exclusion of Ulster was hot opposed to the fundamental principles of the Bill, and if offered it would put an end to Ulster's resistance. But Ulster Unionists would not take any responsibility for the Bill, which would hand over Unionists in the South and West of Ireland to the tender mercies -of ..their enemies. If exclusion were offered ho would go to Ulster immediaTfcely and take counsel with the people.

" We do not mean that Ulster should foe made a,pawn in any political game." Sir Edward Carson went on to say: " There are only two ways to deal with Ulster. She cannot be bought, and Aviil not allow,<;herself to be sold. You must force her, "or, by showing that good government under Home Rule is possible, try to win her over." (Liberal cheers.) ./

Then, facing Mr Redmond, Sir Edward Carson said: "You can gain nothing by coercion. One false step in relation to Ulster will render settlement impossible. I tell the Government, the Nationalists, and my< fellowcountrymen'; that they have never tried to win'over. Ulster, and have never, tried to understand Ulster's position,/ If you want Ulster, go and take her,-" .go and win her, but you don't want her affections, you want her, taxes." Sir Edward Carson concluded as fol-lows:—-"It is not my fault if resistance is necessary, but on my conscience I shall riot refuse to join it." (Prolonged 'Unionist cheers).. .

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THE COMMONS DEBATE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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THE COMMONS DEBATE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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