The efforts of diplomacy were directed to allaying the resentment of the " Young Turks " on the one hand and the ardour of the Greek unionists on the other; and meanwhile the Cretan administration was carried on peaceably in the name of King George.
It was hailed with satisfaction by the Unionists, but the pure economists complained that he had thrown sobriety and thrift to the winds.
His dispositions of naval forces in the Irish Channel were bitterly resented by the Unionists, who accused him of being in a " plot " to provoke Ulster to armed resistance and then coerce her.
But, in fact, it failed; and the friction engendered between the First Lord and the First Sea Lord was one of the causes which drove Mr. Asquith to invite the Unionists in May to join in a Coalition Government.
During the Civil War it was held continuously by the Unionists, but local sentiment was bitterly divided.
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