That Mr. de Valera's new Constitution should have had a bad press in this country was only to be expected. It happens to be both Irish and Catholic, and as such in both respects unwelcome to the average Englishman. It is, however, surprising that our press should have hit upon Mr. de Valera' ingenuity and dexterity in tripping over awkward realities for special criticism. We had always supposed that such dexterity constituted the peculiar genius of what we call the British Constitution.
In view, however, of our exclusive privilege in being able to give publicity to the views of Professor O'Rahilly, perhaps Ireland's keenest and most experienced critic in the subject-matter, on the draft Constitution, we are reserving our own views until next week's issue.