12 AUGUST 1882, Page 2

The Bank Holiday was used generally by the Conservatives for

a little heated platform oratory, by way of preparation, we sup- pose, for the fiasco of Thursday in the House of Lords. At North- ampton, where Mr. Cecil Raikes, M.P., was the tutelary politician of the occasion, a resolution was carried that, " This meeting has unabated confidence in the leaders of the Conservative party in the Houses of Parliament, and hopes that the Conservative leaders in the House of Lords will stand by the amendments in- serted in the Arrears Bill." We now hear that the followers in the House of Lords would not stand by the amendments inserted in the Arrears Bill, but the Conservatives of North- ampton, no doubt, still retain their " unabated confidence " in the leaders of both Houses of Parliament all the same.