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Sir Edward Carson said that Ulster was not going to desert the loyalists in the west and south of Ireland, but if the Government wanted to prevent Ulster resisting by force, as opposed to constitutional methods, Mr Ascruith had made some progress by acknowledging the principle of exclusion. Details could be worked out by negotiation, but Ulster did' not want sentence of death' with stay of execution fojf/six years. It was impossible t.' ; :> business in Ulster could proceed wit!: the people knowing that a future Government might 'be changed' by V general election. Why -not • agree-after referendum that Ulster should remain part of the Imperial"Parliament until Parliament, having the. feeling in Ulster, itself orders otherwise? Sir Edward Carson added: ".Mr Redmond has asked the House to employ the resources of the Government against Ulster, but is' the country prepared to allow the forces of the Crown, which are not the forces of any political" caucus,''to be used to, coerce men who ask nothing but that they shall remain under this Parliament?"

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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SIR EDWARD CARSON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914