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Mr. Bright on the Pacification of Ireland.-Speech at Birmingham.-Scheme for
the Reform of the Irish Land Laws.-Mr. Bright on the Rise of Noncon-
The Emperor Napoleon and the Anglo-French Treaty.--Effect of Mr. Bright's Speech.-Mr. Cobden's Negotiations.—The Tre signed.-Mr. Gladstone's Budget of 1860.-Details of the French Treaty.-Tribute to Mr. Cobden. - Debates upon the Budget and the Treaty.—Mr. Bright defends the Government Scheme. The Treaty approved.-Mr. Bright on the Policy of the French Emperor.—The Annexation of Savoy.—Mr. Bright's attitude on this question.-England and China.—Debate on the War.-Mr. Bright on Government Policy.—He severely condemns the Wars with China.—Financial Affairs of India.--Foreign Invasion Panic in 1860.-Increased Fortifications. -Powerful Speech by Mr. Bright. — The Disturbances in Syria.--Mr. Bright on the Support of Turkey.-Mazzini and Mr. Stansfeld.-Mr. Bright defends the Member for Halifax.-Scene between Mr. Disraeli and Mr. Bright.
ETWEEN the years 1860 and 1864, inclusive,
several important questions affecting our foreign policy were discussed in Parliament; and in the debates which arose in the Lower House Mr. Bright took a conspicuous part. Foremost amongst these questions was the negotiation of the French Treaty. Mr. Bright, who was in perfect accord with Mr. Cobden both as regards the reduction of our national VOL. II.