CANADA: Ulster Bull

As if such an announcement were the most natural thing in the world, the Government of Northern Ireland issued this communiqué last week in Belfast :

"The King, on recommendation of R. B. Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada, offered the Governor Generalship of that Dominion to the Duke of Abercorn, but the Duke felt he should remain in Ulster to complete his second term of office and therefore could not see his way to accept this appointment."

To English sticklers for good form this was a most outrageous Irish bull. Had not His Majesty eventually appointed the 9th Earl of Bessborough...

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