NORTHERN IRELAND: Now It's Protestant Anger

As has so often happened in its dour and tragic history, bloody Ulster was politically divided last week. For a change, the most pressing quarrel was not between dominant Protestants and the Catholic minority, but among the Protestants themselves. The issue that split them was Britain's imposition of direct rule over Ulster.

The ideological and emotional crunch created by the takeover was typified by the maneuvering of Ulster's outgoing Prime Minister Brian Faulkner. Suddenly deprived of office by Britain's decision, he first denounced any attempt by Westminster to run Ulster like a "coconut colony." Faulkner also showed up at a...

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