3 DECEMBER 1921, Page 2

Those are very important words. No doubt they dispose of

the misgivings of Lord Birkenhead and his friends, but they do not dispose of the misgivings of the loyalists in Ulster. The whole case of North-East Ulster is that a central authority in Ireland would gradually force the minority to submit to its will. The only -thing that could save the minority would be that Great Britain should go to its rescue. Unfortunately, it is quite incredible that if Great Britain consents to put the Ulster loyalists at the disposal of the Sinn Feiners because she despairs of calling the Shin Feiners to order, she will later on go to the far greater trouble, expense and danger of invading Ireland in order to rescue the victims.