21 SEPTEMBER 1912, Page 2

We deal elsewhere with Mr. Churchill's latest manifesto, but may

note the significant comment passed on it by the London correspondent of the Liverpool Daily Poet, a staunch Liberal organ. The writer declares that Mr. Churchill's suggestion has excited alarm and indignation amongst the Irish National.. `lets. They have as yet said nothing, but they " deeply resent the

references of the First Lord to the subject [of Home Rule], and though they do not believe he intended to injure that cause, they greatly fear that his speech will have that effect." The writer adds that a scheme of federalism such as Mr. Churchill suggested has never been considered by the Govern- ment, and Mr. Asquith will tell his followers that it does not enter into the plans of the Government.