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THE POLITICAL FRONT.1

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THE POLITICAL FRONT. 1 I BY AN M.P, I Westminster. November 11 will for all time be the most wonderful day in the history of the world since the Crueifixi§h. The complete vindi- cation of right over wrong, the marvellous triumph of iaith over despair, the freeing of the world from the enslavement of arma- ments, thtse things have all occurred with the signing of the armistice. We of the British race have special cause for pride and joy, for no nation ever entered a life-and- death struggle from purer and nobler motives, and whatever the future may bring we can ever glory in these four years, for our people have borne themselves with a dignity, a courage, and a fidelity which has been unequalled in the pages of history. THE GREAT NEWS. I confess that when the maroons gave the signal to London I shared what I pre- sume was a feeling common to many, for it s â¢emed that something had snapped and all the pent-up emotions of what seemed like a lifetime, were suddenly let loose in an in- describable feeling of relief. Joy there must be, and it did one good to see London go mad for once but for all that we were glad in the House of Commons when, hay- ing read the terms of the armistice. speeches were dispensed with, and both Houses proceeded to St. Margaret's to give thanks for victory. PEACE TERMS. I Last week, in answer to the leader of the National Party, the War Office announced that the prisoners captured in this great de- cision year on the Western Front were as follows By America 50,000, France 140,000, and by the British Empire 200,000. There is a wonderful fact for you British people to remember when you ask yourselves what Tommy's share has been in the war, and if you add our single-handed victory over Tur- key with another 100,000 prisoners, and the '.traordinary feat of your silent Navy "hicb atone made victory possible, you may "vii feel that when the final peace terms come to be settled the Germans, and not our returning fighters, must pay the nett cost of the war. Memories are very short, but they should be long enough to insist that the foe who forced this terrible war upon you shall at least pay the cost involved in defence of humanity. Write to your M.P. about it. THE ELECTION. I The election is now definitely fixed for December, and it behoves us all to pon- der how we will use our votes. May I urge all parties to strive to see that this great country of ours is made a worthy home for cur returning heroes. We must set our face like flint against a return to the old idea cf politics which was to play with statecraft as if it was a game. Every elector should insist that secret funds, the sale of honours, the retention in office of inefficients, public waste and extravagance must go. You may not have the candidate that you would wish but you can at least demand pledges on these points from those who seek your vote3. PRODUCTION. Do not forget that there will be 7,000,(XX) fhrhting-meu and war-workers who must be provided with work and wages. This work is not, only the birthright of your people, but it is truly earned by those who have ved us from ruin. See to it, then, that Britain's trade and Britain's wages go first to the British, and then do not forget that we owe a real partnership to the Dominions, who have shed their blood so freely beside the men of the old country. We have won our way through the mists, the fog, and the hail, and now that the sun once more shines on us let this wonderful land preserve its first fruits for its own sons in other words, let HIS all be National. WOMEN. The woman voter has a tacred trust to perform. She may be reluctant to exercise her vote, but to fail to use the power which is given her is to fail in her solemn duty. She can have a decisive voice, let it then be for purity, patriottsm, progress, and produc- tion. From production alone conns revenue with which to provide the funds for social reform, and, as the women of the National Party have just told ns. we must insist on adequate housing, with water supplies, electric power, and numerous other reforms to assist in the raising of the standard of our civilisation. Women can do much, but only if they enter the arena and help to work out our great destiny. PRISONERS OF WAR. Many members are still dissatisfied with the Government replies with regard to the prisoners of war. Mr. Macpherson, whilst charging General Page Croft with making statements which were true neither in sub- stance nor fafct, actually in his own state- ment gave evidence to the contrary, for he stated that Lord Kitchener bad given an order in the early days of the war that no such statements were to be made by re- turned prisoners. Mr. Macpherson rc-;1:1 tho in struct ions given to escaped or exchanged officers and men, but strangely enough omitted to read the third paragraph of the instructions, which after referring to para. graph 453 of the King's- Regulations says the procedure laid down in that paragraph must be etrictly followed with reference to accounts of German experience whilst in the hands of the enemy. There may be two points of view as to the wisdom of letting our country know the truth about the treat- ment of our prisoners by the Huns, but there can be enlv one conclusion that the statement was "true both in substance and fact." GOD SAVE THE KING. Happy is the laud whose Monarch em- bodies the true spirit of its peoples. All through this war King George and our gracious Queen have worked and slaved for their "11hiccts. It was the Throne above all which called the distant legions to traverse the wide oceans, and around the Throne has gathered the great League of the British Peoples. Without the symbol of the Crown always present the Empire would fall to pieces, and it was grand therefore to see London hail its Sovereign as it." first thought in +(' '1O1r d victory. I gire you a toaot: "The King, God Bless Him."

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