29 JANUARY 1910, Page 2

1 propos of the belief that the Redmondite Nationalists may

be safely counted upon to support the Budget through thick and thin when it is reintroduced, the Parliamentary correspondent of the Times notes a remarkable speech ma4e by Mr. John Redmond at Londonderry on December 30th last, from which we quote :-- "Replying on a statement by the Clianeeller of the Exchequer towards the close of the debates, [he said that] the Irish Party, if the Budget was reintroduced, would renew their exertions in favour of mitigation of the brewer tax. He would my the same about the whisky tax, which Mr. Lloyd George found was not going to bring any additional revenue from Ireland.'