From Bohola-born Mayor Bill O'Dwyer down, New York's Irish seemed to think that Sir Basil Brooke, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, ought to be ashamed of himself. When he arrived in the U.S., 200 of them thronged out, under the leadership of a Brooklyn judge, to see that he was. When his plane arrived, they booed him lustily—partly for banning a Saint Patrick's Day parade in Londonderry, partly for representing the hated partition of Ireland, and partly for supporting the British Crown. "There'll Always Be An England While She Can Deal from the Bottom," read one placard.

But Sir Basil, a...

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