6 FEBRUARY 1886, page 1

Mr. Gladstone Has Issued His Address To The Electors Of

Mid- lothian asking for re-election, but it does not give any clear indication of the policy of the Government. He explains his reason for turning out the late Government, which......

News Of The Week.

T HE Government is formed, but no one seems to have the least idea what it is going to do first. Mr. Gladstone keeps his secret, and while one set of men declare that a plan of......

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The Appointment Of Mr. Jesse Collings As Secretary To The

Local Government Board is, we suppose, a guarantee that Mr. Chamberlain is to have his way completely in relation to the policy affecting allotments and small holdings,—unless,......

In Many Respects The New Cabinet Is A, Very Strong

one, especially as including Lord Spencer (the President of the Council), whose adherence to a Cabinet universally believed to be a Home-rule Cabinet, is a great puzzle to the......

Of The Subsidiary Appointments, The Best—so Far As We Can

yet know—and most important are those of Mr. Courtney as Chairman of Committees, a duty for which he seems ex- pressly fitted ; of Sir Lyon Playfair as Vice-President of the......

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