|Letter written from the Liverpool Daily Post, dated 15 December. Russell [1834-1920, first Baron Russell of Liverpool, newspaper editor and proprietor] responds to Chamberlain's letter [JCLAdd/441]. He expresses his concern about the idea of 'a split' between Chamberlain and Gladstone. He discusses relations between the Liberal Party and Irish members, possible courses of action and their outcomes, and gives his opinion on Chamberlain's suggested approach. He notes that the Tories are more accepting of Home Rule and 'seem chiefly to consider it a question of what form Home Rule must take'. He assures Chamberlain of his respect and support. He writes that his main concerns are that Chamberlain and Gladstone must 'keep together' and that Radicals must not be called upon to vote against Irish legislative or administrative freedom.