The Parliament of the empire would still be in London
, and Ireland
would send members to it. But at the same time each Irish province would have its own legislature, and the control of its own real affairs.
The British landlord would no longer determine the dealings with land in an Irish province, nor the British Protestant
the dealings with church and education.
Apart from imperial concerns, or from disorders such as to render military intervention necessary, the government in London
would leave Ireland
to manage itself.
Lord Spencer and Mr. Campbell Bannerman
would come back to England
Dublin Castle would be the State House
Land questions, game laws, police, church, education, would be regulated by the people and legislature of Leinster
, of Ulster
, of Munster
and Connaught for Munster
The same with the like matters in England
The local legislatures would regulate them.
But there is more.
Everybody who watches the working of our institutions perceives what strain and friction is caused in it at present, by our having a Second Chamber composed almost entirely of great landowners, and representing the feelings and interests of the class of land.