29 JUNE 1912, Page 18

But though we hold that the sacred right of insurrection

must exist in regard to constitutional measures, we hold also •• that the greatest possible care :dust be taken not to invoke that right except in the last resort. It is for that reason that we have always dwelt so strongly upon the necessity of making every effort to get North-East Ulster exempted from the Home Rule Bill. The refusal of such exemption and the de- termination to apply Home Rule at all costs does, however, give us the right—and it is a right which we mean to use—to support the men of North-East Ulster in their refusal to be driven out of the United Kingdom, even though at the same time we express our strongest disapproval of resistance to domestic laws by passive resisters or by persons who detest the Insurance Act.