He therefore declares that " nothing in the way of
a bargain between the British Government and one part of Ireland has any chance of success." In his opinion Irishmen mist draw up their own scheme. He thinks that they will never do this, however, " except under a pressure of a real sense of responsi- bility," and this, he says, is what they never have yet had, for it has always been understood that so long as Irishmen differed, Great Britain would go on governing. He then suggests definite lines for a settlement. Great .Britain and Ireland must always have " one foreign policy, one Army and one Navy," but if that stipulation be accepted, " Irishmen must bo as free as the peoples of the great self-governing Dominions to settle for them- selves how their country is to be governed." Until they have time to come to an agreement he would wish the British Govern- ment to continue to govern in Ireland for " a period not exceed- ing two years," but at the end of that period, or sooner if Ireland were ready, the British Government would withdraw.