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The Framework of Home Rule   By: (1870-1922)

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THE FRAMEWORK OF HOME RULE

BY

ERSKINE CHILDERS

AUTHOR OF

"THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS," "WAR AND THE ARME BLANCHE," "GERMAN INFLUENCE ON BRITISH CAVALRY"; EDITOR OF VOL. V. OF THE TIMES "HISTORY OF THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA," ETC.

LONDON

EDWARD ARNOLD

1911

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGES

INTRODUCTION vii xvi

I. THE COLONIZATION OF IRELAND AND AMERICA 1 20

II. REVOLUTION IN AMERICA AND IN IRELAND 21 41

III. GRATTAN'S PARLIAMENT 42 59

IV. THE UNION 60 71

V. CANADA AND IRELAND 72 104

VI. AUSTRALIA AND IRELAND 105 119

VII. SOUTH AFRICA AND IRELAND 120 143

VIII. THE ANALOGY 144 149

IX. IRELAND TO DAY 150 187

X. THE FRAMEWORK OF HOME RULE 188 229

I. The Elements of the Problem 188 197

II. Federal or Colonial Home Rule 198 203

III. The Exclusion or Retention of Irish Members at Westminster 203 213

IV. Irish Powers and their Bearing on Exclusion 213 229

XI. UNION FINANCE 230 257

I. Before the Union 230 231

II. From the Union to the Financial Relations Commission of 1894 1896 232 239

III. The Financial Relations Commission of 1894 1896 239 257

XII. THE PRESENT FINANCIAL SITUATION 258 279

I. Anglo Irish Finance To day 258 264

II. Irish Expenditure 264 274

III. Irish Revenue 274 279

XIII. FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE 280 306

I. The Essence of Home Rule 280 281

II. The Deficit 281 286

III. Further Contribution to Imperial Services 286

IV. Ireland's Share of the National Debt 286

V. Ireland's Share of Imperial Miscellaneous Revenue 287

VI. Irish Control of Customs and Excise 287 294

VII. Federal Finance 294 300

VIII. Alternative Schemes of Home Rule Finance 300 306

XIV. LAND PURCHASE FINANCE 307 321

I. Land Purchase Loans 307 319

II. Minor Loans to Ireland 319 321

XV. THE IRISH CONSTITUTION 322 338

CONCLUSION 339 341

APPENDIX 342 347

INDEX 348 354

INTRODUCTION

My purpose in this volume is to advocate a definite scheme of self government for Ireland. That task necessarily involves an historical as well as a constructive argument. It would be truer, perhaps, to say that the greater part of the constructive case for Home Rule must necessarily be historical. To postulate a vague acceptance of the principle of Home Rule, and to proceed at once to the details of the Irish Constitution, would be a waste of time and labour. It is impossible even to attempt to plan the framework of a Home Rule Bill without a tolerably close knowledge not only of Anglo Irish relations, but of the Imperial history of which they form a part... Continue reading book >>




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