Home Rule Bill gets second reading

Published: 14 July 1913

The Home Rule Bill has had its second reading in front of the House of Lords. The Marquis of Crewe introduced the Bill on behalf of the Government.

The Bill was strenuously opposed by Lord Lansdowne, who described it as 'detestable in its principles, pernicious in its leading features and unreasonable owing to the ciurcumstances under which it is brought forward’.

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