HC Deb 16 June 1882 vol 270 c1416

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the fact that the editor of the "Freiheit" was prosecuted and convicted for general incitement to assassination; if his attention has been called to the following from the "Glasgow Herald":— To govern an Irishman you must get him down, then you must kick him till he cant get up, then you must sit on him in case he comes to; and, whether the Government will consider the advisability of prosecuting that journal for recommending the murder and ill-treatment of Irishmen?


I have no knowledge of the paragraph except what I have in this Question. If the hon. Member wishes for my opinion upon it, I will say I object very much to strong language being employed to any class of Her Majesty's subjects, including Irishmen as well as others; but then the hon. Member must take it that I include in that statement all classes of Irishmen, including even magistrates and constables. No strong language should be employed; but when the hon. Member asks me to compare it with the language of The Freiheit, all I can say is that the two things do not seem to be at all parallel.