3 APRIL 1920, Page 24

Captain Harrison, who in his youth was a disciple of

Parnell, and who was among the few prominent Irish Nationalists who served in the war, has written a pamphlet, The Irish Case Considered (Irish Dominion League, 3d.), which may be read with interest by those who like to hear all sides. Captain Harrison describes the Government Bill as a "betrayal," and denounces the "clean cut" for North-East Ulster as the re-establishment of the Pale. His panacea is a Constituent Assembly to draw up a Constitution "within the clearly defined limits of a Dominion status." North-East Ulster, "upon a plebiscite of each county affected," would be allowed to preserve its present status, or, as the author would say, to form a Pale. Captain Harrison shows some inconsistency here.—Colonel R. Pope-Hennessy advocates the same panacea from a different standpoint in The Irish Dominion (Nisbet, 6d.). It is, of course, notorious that the advocates of an Irish Dominion are an infinitesimal minority in Ireland, and that Sinn Fein demands nothing less than a Republic. For our part, we remain con- vinced that the Union is the best form of government for Ireland. Failing that, Mr. Lloyd George's scheme—to which Protestant Ulster. in a patriotic and unselfish spirit, has assented–seems to raise fewer difficulties than any other scheme yet put forward.