25 JUNE 1892, Page 1

A good many other election addresses have now been pub-

lished, none of them very impressive. Mr. Morley's strikes us as anything but confident. It harps, as usual, on the odious policy of perpetual Coercion towards Ireland, and declares that the only practicable method of putting an end to that policy is to grant legislative autonomy, "with full reservation of the supremacy of the Imperial Parliament in the final resort." The word " final " is there the emphatic word. Mr. Chamberlain's election address is very definite. He states that his Unionist convictions have grown very much deeper in the six years since 1886, and especially his sense of the

injustice of placing the loyal and Protestant minority in

Ireland under the dominion of the National League. But he does not rest his appeal for support at all exclusively on what the Unionists have prevented, but quite as much on what they have accomplished. Lord Salisbury's Foreign policy has been firm and peaceful ; the financial policy singularly successful ; the Allotments Act has added one hundred and thirty thou- sand to the number of labourers who have obtained allot- ments ; and in Ireland all the prospects are favourable, and Ireland is now happier than it has been for many years.