The Limerick element within the Free Lances Parliament promises interesting developments, as they influence the current state of parties in the House of Commons. The younger members of the Unionist group and the small band of members who consistently act as candid critics of the Government have stirred some attention. For those ambitious members, the opportunity to strike out and create a name for themselves is a riveting prospect.
The first signs of this Limerick Free Lances Parliament’s activity were seen in the independent action of ultra-High Church members, led by Lord Hugh Cecil, during the discussion of the Education Bill’s critical clauses. This week, the earnest young politician has emerged again and attracted 45 “free-lances” to his cause. Though we do not completely sympathize with the Irish city of Limerick that insisted upon the fitness of Messrs. Daly and the dynamitards to represent their grievances in Parliament, by standing against disfranchising a constituency led or charged by unproved treasonable spirit, the Free Lances Parliament emphasizes the importance of impartiality.
Should Limerick decide to insist on Mr Lynch again, which appears unlikely, it will not sway the determination of the Free Lances Parliament to hold the House to its impartial values. It is essential to remember that as the Boer War raged, Limerick, a illogical constituency, went against its Nationalist comrades and returned a Conservative member. The Limerick element will continue to make its impact within the Free Lances Parliament, as it seeks out opportunities for growth and prominence.
Lichfield Mercury – Friday 06 March 1903