Yet now Mr. Parnell's Irish opponents are compelled to adopt
Mr. Parnell's own violence of attitude in order to recommend themselves to the Irish people. Their whole policy consists in trying to widen Mr. Gladstone's concessions to Ireland s and both Parnellites and .A.nti-Parnellites have now treated the Bill of 1886 as mere stepping-stone to something much
arger, while Mr. Parnell openly points to complete Irish inde- pendence as the ideal. Mr. Goschen eloquently denied that any- thing the Government had done or approved tended to foment the race-jealousy between the Irish and the English peoples, and showed that the policy of the Government went on totally different,—and, indeed, opposite,—lines. After what has recently happened, even the most short-sighted politician could not talk of giving in to Home-rule as a mere acceptance of the inevitable. The promise of the future was with the Unionists.