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LONDON-Unloading Ulster

cup s of afternoon tea and of the spare tyres for their 'Oh, so sleek I' cars. In fact, I am very happy to learn from Perinbanayagam that the JVP had the courage and the sensitivity to put forward an absolutely correct demand for expropriation of tea and rubber estates and their socially pre-determined conversion for use of peasants. The LONDON Unloading THE British Parliament has almost un animously voted to abolish the indepen dent administration of Northern Ireland, Stormont The easy passage of the Bill removes the hope of the Protestants of Northern Ireland that there might be a revolt of Conservative backbench ers on the issue. Only sentimental ties between Ulster and the British Esta blishment now remain, and those can no longer do what the material ties be tween the two did before the First World War. Then the defence of Ulster seemed to many Tories to be the de fence of the Edwardian Establishment itself, the defence of an absolutely vital beachhead of Anglo-Irish imperialism, and worth breaking the Constitution, fostering a mutiny in the army and de fying the British Government.

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