19 NOVEMBER 1921, Page 2

Mr. Ronald McNeill and Mr. Austen Chamberlain have exchanged letters

which have heen published in, the Press. about the policy of the Government towards Ulster. .Mr. McNeill stated that he could not possibly follow the Government if their policy was what it is commonly reported to be. One of the chief points made by Mr. Chamberlain in his reply was that when a single legislature for a united Ireland was proposed in the Irish Convention in January, 1918, neither Sir Edward Carson nor any Unionist Minister raised any protest. Mr. Chamberlain had evidently forgotten the facts, and Sir James Craig called attention to his mistake. When it was known that such a proposal was to be made to the Irish Convention, Sir Edward Carson and Sir James Craig, who were, of course, then members of the Government, resigned their positions on the spot.