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MR BONAR LAW DEMANDS REFERENDUM.

Mr Bonar Law said that .the Prime Minister's proposals wore'equivalent to .saying to Ulster :—" By an organisation extending over three years you have placed yourselves in an impregnable position, therefore 1 don't ask you to submit now to the' National Par- , liament, but Task you to destroy your organisation and leave your fortress. .When you are .weak you will be compelled to do what you cannot be compelled' to do to-day."

"Does the Premier consider that reasonable?" continued ' Mr Bonar Jja'w. "I think the proposals are .utterly futile! If . Iho Government is .unwilling to have a- general election it can put the proposals outlined to-night into a Bill and attach a clause necessitating the Bill being sub'hutted.to the ■country for a plain Yes or No, adding ,that if the verdict is' Yes the Bill shall be presented forthwith for the Royal assent. I cannot speak for the House of Lords, but if the Government does this I will do everything to enable h ±o carry the referendum into effect."

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MR BONAR LAW DEMANDS REFERENDUM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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MR BONAR LAW DEMANDS REFERENDUM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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