27 JULY 1867, Page 1

The Duke of Ar g yll made a lon g , and in parts

a fine, but a somewhat undecided speech. He described the Bill as a sur- render of every principle held by Conservatives, declared that the suffrage clause was copied literatim from one proposed by Mr. Bright in. 1859 ; believed that under it working electors would be two to one of -any other class, asserted that it had passed the Commons not by universal assent but by universal submission ; laughed at the L°principle " of direct taxation as a qualification, but doubted if the low suffrage would produce any of the predicted evil effects, and turned from demoralized parties and discredited public: men, "those most discredited who seem most successful," with hope and confidence to the people. So do