John Redmond calls to Downing Street
John Redmond spent more than an hour yesterday in a meeting with the Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith and the Chief Secretary of Ireland, Augustine Birrell.
No statement was issued after the meeting, though all indications are that the Irish policy of the British government remains unchanged.
It is expected that further attempts will be made by the government in the coming weeks to offer additional safeguards to Ulster unionists, short of absolute exclusion.
There remains no sign that any compromise agreement is considered likely in the immediate future.