HC Deb 17 November 1893 vol 18 cc1152-3

I wish to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland a question of which I have given him private notice—whether he is correctly reported in The Times and The Daily News of November 9 as using the following words on November 8 at Manchester, when speaking of the House of Lords:— You are dealing with a vast, overwhelming preponderance, a huge dead-weight of prejudice, of passion, of interest, of bigotry, of blind class and Party spirit, impenetrable by argument, immovable by discussion, beyond the reach of reason, and only to be driven from its hereditary and antiquated entrenchments, not by argument, or by reason, or by discussion, but by force.


I am not quite sure that every word is exactly what I said, but substantially the report is correct.


In consequence of the answer of the right hon. Gentleman, I beg to give notice that I shall next week ask the First Lord of the Treasury a further question in connection with the subject.