The French have long referred to the British as Perfidious Albion, and evidence of this nickname’s influence has been witnessed in England’s dealings with Ireland’s parliamentary representation. Despite a rich past involving the Union and the Limerick treaty, England’s current inclination to disregard Ireland’s best interests for their own benefit has stirred outrage and controversy.
As Ireland’s population declines, primarily due to British misgovernment through famine and emigration, it has been proposed to cut Ireland’s parliamentary representation. This decision directly opposes the original intent of the Union’s treaty, igniting debates on whether this move qualifies as a breach of the treaty’s conditions. Furthermore, England appears to contemplate violating the treaty whenever it serves their purpose.
Additionally, the Irish contribution to the Imperial Exchequer, which has experienced a string of fraudulent and hypocritical actions by the English, continues to generate tensions. Despite population decreases, Ireland has suffered increased taxation, exacerbating the economic disparity between the two countries.
To maintain their strength and position within the British House of Commons, the Irish National Party representatives aim to resist any such fraudulent changes to parliamentary representation. They refuse to let parochial restrictions infringe on their representation of the Irish nation.
It is evident that Limerick is grappling with the consequences of England’s perfidious character as the region fights for fair and just representation within British Parliament.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Thursday 30 January 1902