IRISH FREE STATE: Economic Civil War

Economic Civil War

The quarrel of His Majesty's Government in the Irish Free State with His Majesty's Government in Great Britain passed from ominous threats to ominous action last week. At 6 p. m. the King-Emperor gave royal assent to a bill passed by his Lords & Commons empowering the MacDonald Government to levy an import tax up to 100% on Free State products entering Great Britain. One hour later the Government, acting with wrathful zeal (because President Eamon de Valera had said "They're only bluffing!"), issued an order in council...

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