In general Grattan supported the government for time after 1782, and in particular spoke and voted for the stringent coercive legislation rendered necessary by the Whiteboy outrages in 1785; but as the years passed without Pitt's personal favour towards parliamentary reform bearing fruit in legislation, he gravitated towards the opposition, agitated for commutation of tithes in Ireland, and supported the Whigs on the regency question in 1788.
The dreaded name of Whiteboy was first heard in 1761; and agrarian crime has never since been long absent.
The core of this alliance was Hoopz, Whiteboy, Real and Chance, but Megan managed to work her way into this group midseason.
Real, Megan, Whiteboy and Hoopz became the final four, and Hoopz and Whiteboy played against each other in the finals.
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