Marx-Engels Correspondence 1885

Engels To Florence Kelly-Wischnewetzky


Source: Marx & Engels on the Irish Question, Progress Publishers, Moscow 1971, p. 350;
Transcribed: by Einde O'Callaghan.

February 22, 1888

The stupidity of the present Tory government is appalling — if old Disraeli was alive, he would box their ears right and left. But this stupidity helps on matters wonderfully. Home Rule for Ireland and for London is now the cry here; the latter a thing which the Liberals fear even more than the Tories do. The working class element is getting more and more exasperated, through the stupid Tory provocations, is getting daily more. conscious of its strength at the ballot-box, and more penetrated by the socialist leaven.