This statement was made by W. E. Gladstone during his Midlothian campaign of 1879. In presenting this proposal, he was primarily concerned to pacify a Celtic minority, the Irish, whose political presence both in Ireland and at Westminster was of growing significance. He also wanted to relieve Parliament of an increasing load of business which he believed undermined its effectiveness. Almost a hundred years later, during which time at least a part of Ireland has been dealt with, it is the turn of the Welsh and the Scots, and again it is their political presence and worries about the effectiveness of Parliament which figure prominently in the debate.


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