21 JANUARY 1865, Page 2

Mr. Peter Taylor, member for Leicester, addressed his con- stituents

on the 9th inst. in a speech not reported in London, but noteworthy on this account. Mr. Taylor is a Radical of Radicals, but his views on intervention differ considerably from those of Mr. Bright. He agrees with John Stuart Mill that non-interven- tion, unless accepted by despot as well as free States, "will come to this miserable issue,—that the wrong side may help the wrong, but the right must not help the right." He said the duty of the people of England was not to shut their eyes to foreign affairs, but to open them wider,—" not to take no side, but the right side, —not to have no allies, but to have the right allies," in which little sentence there is more common sense than Mr. Peter Taylor is in the habit of putting into his speeches. We are glad to see that Mr. Taylor opposed the "Permissive Bill," on the simple and honest ground that as he intended to take his glass of wine whether the majority liked it or not, he could not help to compel other persons to do differently.