William Ewert Gladstone's Liberal government has brought forward an
Irish Home Rule Bill, proposing a measure of devolution which would
involve a unicameral assembly for Ireland. After two months of
debate, this is defeated on its second reading, because 93 Liberal
MP, including John Bright, Joseph Chamberlain and the Marquess of
Hartington, ultimately vote with the Opposition against the
proposal. As a result of this parliamentary defeat, the Liberal
government resigns and a general election is called.
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Editors. "Gladstone's Liberal government is defeated over the Irish Home Rule bill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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