We know that he was a thoroughgoing Home Ruler in 1886, but after the Parliamentary Crisis he made a speech in which he denounced Mr. Parnell's ideas of Home Rule as Fenian Home Rule.
If we do that we are running the risk of a Great Parliamentary Crisis.
Three times have I stood at this Box to defend the 1794 Government in a period of Parliamentary Crisis, occasioned because they followed the advice of Sir Henry Wilson in military matters.
We know that, as and when that improvement occurs, then the fear of a Parliamentary Crisis and pressure of other legislation disappears, and the Government can keep their pledge.
First, there is our present method of allowing grievances to accumulate until they precipitate a Parliamentary Crisis, and, after a series of hurried and unsatisfactory conferences upstairs, produce a botch of a report.
Indeed, when a Bill affecting land was produced there was nearly a Parliamentary Crisis about it.
I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will not provoke a Parliamentary Crisis by pressing it on the House tonight.
These were Measures about which politicians got very excited for many years and which led to a Parliamentary Crisis.
Secondly, we try to graft on to that basis a commercial orbusiness management capable of acting with speed, capable of rapid decisions, and a business concern which is in a situation whereby it can make mistakes from time to time without causing an Immediate Parliamentary Crisis or furore, or great criticism or embarrassment for the Minister.
If the British are true to their political genius, there will be a Parliamentary Crisis before long when the issue is ripe.
Its crowning infamy was the introduction of the land taxes which created a Parliamentary Crisis and which eventually led to the Parliament Act.
But, as David Wood pointed out today in The Times:The advantages to the Government are no more than a temporary salvation from a Parliamentary Crisis.