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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER.

1880.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER II.

r—THE GENERAL ELECTION [30

CHAPTER HI.

Meeting Of The New Parliament—Mr. Bradlaugh's claim to "Affirm "—The

Oxford Election—The extraordinary error in the Indian Budget—Lord Gran-

ville's Circular Note pressing for the fulfilment of the Berlin Treaty—Mr.

Gladstone and Austria—The Queen's Speech—Debates on the Address —

Amendment moved by Irish Members—Forecasts of the Session—The Brad-

laugh difficulty—Attitude of the Opposition—Protracted debates—Reference

to a Committee—Mr. Bradlaugh taken into custody—Escape from the Brad-

laugh difficulty—The Irish difficulty—Mr. O'Connor Power's -Bill—Relief of

Distress Bill—Compensation for Disturbance Bill—Protracted debate in the

House of Commons—Bill rejected by Lords—Prolongation of the session—

Supplementary Budget—Abolition of the Malt Tax—Customs and Inland

Revenue Bill -The Hares and Rabbits Bill- Employers' Liability Bill—The

Burials Bill—Education Bills—Grain Cargoes—Seamen's Wages—Savings

Banks—Post Office Money Orders- Hours of Polling—Local Option^- Prince

Louis Napoleon's Monument Mr. Gladstone's illness—Lord Harrington's

leadership—Effects of rejection of Disturbance Bill—Mr. Forster's speech [67

CHAPTER IV.

Discussion of Foreign Policy—The State of Ireland—The Revolutionary Brother-

hood—The Land League—Anti-landlord meetings and speeches—Mr. Parnell

at Ennis—The Murder of Lord Mountmorres—Cabinet Council—The Dulcigno

crisis—Growth of the Land League agitation—Excitement and discussion of

Government policy in England—Prosecution of Land Leaguers—Mr. Glad-

stone at Lord Mayor's Banquet—The Boycott Episode—" Boycotting" as a

political instrument—The Land League in Ulster—The Government on its

defence [106

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