22 JUNE 1867, Page 2

Mr. Disraeli withdrew the proposal to give any Reform Bill

at present to Ireland on the ground of the political state of the country, last Tuesday, with singularly little apology for leaving Ireland without Reform and with a " hard and fast" borough line, after abolishing that very objectionable sort of line in Scot- land and England. The truth seems to be that the Ulster Orange- men will not endure to lose some of their borough members, who would certainly go on the principle adopted in England, and have openly threatened resistance in case any such change is attempted at present. The Government have no wish for a strife with the Orangemen after their strife with the Fenians, and besides, almost the only good Tories in Ireland are of the Orange faction. Hence Irish Reform is quietly postponed sine die, and nobody seems to enter any protest.