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Old 09-09-2018, 09:34 AM
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Dan at One 😉with the unionist community once again here. No surprise there.Trevelyan and co.were misguided to say the least but underlying their strategy was a racist mentality. Their essential philosophy was to depopulate the land and the potato failure provided them with the opportunity they needed. A lot of the British cabinet were big landlords who wanted to move into cattle farming.Some of the work relief schemes were so brutal that they contributed to the suffering rather than alleviating it.Trevelyan was a product of his time if you were being very generous but that was of little comfort to the starving millions.
"We look forward to the day when a celt will be as rare on the banks of the Shannon as a red man is on the banks of the Hudson ".....London Times editorial.
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