- Sep 29, 2009
Partition came about because;The island was partitioned for s reason,the unionist fear that it would be Rome Rule,which proved 100% accurate.
- it suited the Tory Party in England;
- the UU Clubs (i.e. 'big-house' unionists) saw a way to invent their own little statelet;
- and both lots were prepared to inflame an insurrection to get their way.
The Speaker ruled Vance's remark 'out-of-order'.
Vance, by the by, was something of a carpet-bagger. He was defeated for his first parliamentary attempt, at a by-election for Canterbury in 1847, when his agent was found guilty of bribery. He was then the Orange MP for Dublin City, was again defeated, and re-treaded as unopposed MP for Armagh.