15 APRIL 1916, Page 2

In any case, however, Sir Edward Carson's amendment need not

,be considered in a tragic, light. Even if the Government meet it with a direct negative, we do not suppose that more than a hundred or so Unionists will vote for it ; but that will not in any way imperil the position of the Coalition. It might do so, perhaps, if Sir Edward Carson were a political intriguer who sought to fish in troubled waters, and who considered his personal ambitions rather than the good of the country. Happily, Sir Edward Carson not this kind of man, and though he may think it his duty to -allt what he believes the true position clearly before the nation, he will, we are certain, play the part of a patriot, not of a politician.