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Cartoon from an Irish newspaper in 1906 commenting on plans to give Ireland Home Rule
(By permission of The British Library, The Lepracaun, October 1906)
[label on glass] HOME RULE

JOHN REDMOND:- "That is not a full measure. I'll take none of your half measures, so fill it up!"
BARMAN BRYCE:- "It's Imperial Measure, sir. It's a bit fresh, and we're not long opened in this house."

"I declare here to-day that we stand where we always stood. We declare that nothing short of a complete measure of Home Rule can be accepted as a settlement of the Irish question." - Mr. John Redmond at Grange, Co. Limerick, Sept. 23rd, 1906.
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