Marx-Engels Correspondence 1881

Engels To Eduard Bernstein


Source: Marx & Engels on the Irish Question, Progress Publishers, Moscow 1971, pp. 330-331;
Transcribed: by Einde O’Callaghan.

April 14, 1881

Argyll’s retirement from the Ministry because the Irish Land Bill gives the tenants a certain co-ownership of the land is a bad omen for the fate of the Bill in the Upper House. In the meantime Parnell has successfully begun his agitation tour of England in Manchester. The position of the big liberal coalition is becoming more and more critical. Everything here seems to go slowly, but it is so much more thorough.