8 MAY 1886, Page 2

Mr. Morley'e speech at Glasgow, delivered on the same day,

denied that even the material prosperity of Ireland would ever serve as a substitute for the gratification of the national senti- ment. The Austrian Grand Dukedoms in Italy had given Italy a very fair amount of material prosperity, but they never smothered the national sentiment ; and even though Ireland were a greater sufferer than now, if her national sentiment were satisfied she would be more tranquil. Mr. Morley declared that Mr. Parnell seemed to him quite right in his opposition to the retention of the Irish representatives at Westminster, and not to be actuated by any wish for Separation in his opposition to it. Mr. Parnell's opposition was founded on the belief that if the Irish representa- tion at Westminster were continued, the minority there would compel the British Parliament to fight over again at Westminster all the battles in which their friends had been defeated in Dublin, and that such a repetition of the drama before the House of Commons would rob the Legislature in Dublin of all its dignity and influence. These were the most effective parts of Mr. Morley's speech, which does not strike us as otherwise at all convincing.