LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
ULSTER AND THE UNION.
[TO TEE EDITOR OF TILE " SFRCTATOR.1
SIR,—One fact emerges clearly from the more recent speeches of the Unionist and Nationalist leaders in Ireland. Sir Edward Carson has distinctly disavowed any claim to dictate to the rest of Ireland as to what form of government they shall or shall not enjoy. On behalf of those for whom he speaks he only demands that they shall not be subordinated to the Nationalist ascendency of a Parliament in Dublin. He only asks that they be allowed to serve their God and their King under the constitutional liberties handed down to them by their forefathers. Very different is the claim of Messrs. Redmond and Devlin. It is not so much for freedom for themselves as for domination over the Ulster Protestants. They will not hear of Home Rule if not accompanied by the coercion of a million of our fellow citizens, and their subjection to a yoke which they loathe and detest. The issue is thus most clearly defined. On the one hand the maintenance of those constitutional rights and privileges which have been our common heritage in the past ; on the other, the assumption of a domination over an intensely hostile population. Would we might listen to the comments of the party which still arrogates to itself the title of "Liberal " if Ulster were only situated in the Balkans !—I am, Sir, &c., GEORGE BRISCOE. Hildon House, Broughton, Hants.