Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today -100: January 17, 1913: No rebellion would be better justified

The British Parliament passes Irish Home Rule 367-257. That just leaves... the House of Lords.

Tory leader Andrew Bonar Law says “No rebellion would be better justified” than that of Ulster Protestants (he doesn’t actually say Protestants – when he talks about Ulster, as in “The men of Ulster are ready to give up their lives at the hands of British soldiers,” he’s pretending that there are no Catholics in Northern Ireland).

Woodrow Wilson calls off the inaugural ball, which is too expensive and would stop the work of the Bureau of Pensions, in whose building it would be held, for two weeks.

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