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8AIUBDAY, JANUARY 22,1910.

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8AIUBDAY, JANUARY 22,1910. THE FIGHT. With such a cause as the Liberals have t in this contest we ought to have swept thecountry, Experienced politicians did not expect to maintain the phenomenal successes of the last election, and, as the Premier has pointed out, the Liberal Government has seen the wear and tear of four years, and again they have aroused the activity of many interests against them. The Lords, social iufluence, the Church, the monopolists and landowners, And the brewing trade are powerful, 'whilst the Tariffista have been dangling all sorts of impossible bribes and promises before the working classes, whilst exciting hatred of the foreigner in a scandalous manner. The action of the Lords and the tax dodgers has been obscured under a cloud of side issues and scares, and yet the reactionary forces have failed to carry the country. They have cap- tured tiie." sleepy hollows" of England and the ^Cathedral s cities, but with! the exception of Birmingham the great in- dustrial centres have gone against Tariff and the bare cupboard. The great indus- trial centres of Leeds, Manchester, Sal-, ford, Bradford, Oldham, Hull, Blackburn, and Wigan have answered the Tariffists in a most complete manner. The Protec- tionists and the Lords have the answer complete from those great industrial centres, and Mr Asquith, whilst refusing to enter the field of prophecy on the elections, de- clared at File on Tuesday, I wish to pat it onrecord at theearliestrpossiMeTnoinent that I draw from it this inference, that whatever may happen in the remainder of the elections before us one thing is absolutely certain., that in the new Parlia- ment Tariff neffform in the sense in which that phrase is usedâthat is the abandon- ment of Free Trade, and the substitu- tion for it of a fiscal system of more or less disguised Protectionâis a political impossibility. No statesmanship, how- ever ingenious or however audacious, can attempt to construct a tariff in defiance of the opinion of every one of the great industrial and representative centres that I have enumerated to you. >4 A year ago the Tories wereconfident that they would get back with a majority. They declared that they would carry London by the board; but whilst Manchester and the North have remained unshaken London has done well Exceptional efforts were made to recapture London and shake Manchester, but the Northern industrial centres have refused to be caught by the impudent suggestion'that the best way to cheapen food and improve the work- man's chances in life is to put taxes on his food and necessaries of decent exist- ence. At the opening of the contests the gains to their cause led the Unionist Press to boast that Tariffs were winning, but the political sagacity of some of their own readers was so offended that-corres- pondents have protested against the in- sanity of the process. Those journals have indulged their American methods of misrepresentation so long that they fail to j recognise the line beyond which even the simple supporters ofTariffs and the Lords < will not be duped and cajoled. The in-J dustrial centres have done well, and much depends upon the counties. Wales led off splendidly with Swansea and Swansea District. So well that Mr Lloyd George declared that Liberalism in Wales was almost as steady as the Welsh hills. What Swansea has done other parts of the Principality will second. It is in Wales and the other Celtic component parts of the United Kingdom where the Tory Tory wiles fail to secure even a small measure of success. A Unionist and Tariff London evening contemporary cannot refer to Wales and the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer without display- ing its chagrin and its bad manners., It refers to the Welsh members and the voters as the hordes of the Celtic fringe whom Mr George invoked at Grimsby." Scotland commenced as well as Wales. Edinburgh was excellent, and at Dundee the majorities were enormous. There is every prospect that from this fight the Liberals will emerge with a substantial majority, and that gained against all the allied fnrces«of privilege, monopoly, and interests.

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