The resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister Mr. Chichester-Clark has sparked off one of the?
The resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister Mr. Chichester-Clark has sparked off one of the worst crises the province has had to face in its troubled history. But there was no immediate explosion of violence to greet the news of his resignation. It is rather more a crisis for the Westminister government, whose policy of liberal reforms could be endangered. The man most likely to succeed Mr. Chichester-Clark is the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Brian Faulkner. Right-wing Mr. Craig, also tipped for the post, was asked whether he thought the Westminster government would approve of him as the new Prime Minister. He replied it was not up to Westminister, but the Irish people.