ο»Ώ PARTY ORGANIZATION. I|1882-11-15|Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph and General Weekly Reporter for the Counties of Pembroke Cardigan Carmarthen Glamorgan and the Rest of South Wales - Welsh Newspapers Online
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PARTY ORGANIZATION. I There can be no doubt that the establish- ment of the new ''National Liberal Club," will be a great boon to many of the hard- working' members of the party, who, cannot aspire to the grandeur of the Devonshire or the severe exclusiveness of the" Reform." There are hundreds of good and true Liberals whose business or pleasure calls them fre- quently to London, in the course of the year. To those the now club will be doubly welcome. But it is as a ralfying-point for the party, when consultation with their lead- ers becomes necessary, that the new venture will bo LesL ilerc, it will possess a distinctive and peculiar advantage. There is an Increasing desire manifest on the part of the G-oversment to do its great political \vork in accordance T/ith. sound public senti- ment and opinion. This is as ic should bo. Lord Beaconsneld never even took his cabinet into his confidences, much less the public outsld'j iho charmed circle. lie NVLI, con- stautly springing surprises upon Ills irionds, !:nd paid no heed to their remonstrances. He the vanity and ambl.Ioii of a Dictator, without the necessary prescience. With Mr Gladistone, the case is altogether different. Nothing gratilies juu). more than an m4-:>p,)ken expression of opinion from the most insignificant section of the great Liberal party. Without the faintest craving for popular applause, he attaches a due and true importance to deliberate public opinion. If the people require a thin! done, and there bo justice and truth on their side, then the Premier rules that it Ii illS t be done, apart from all considerations of croed or class. Hence the supreme value of some .such cen- tral organization as the National Liberal Club. Hut our purpose just now is to direct attention afresh to the crying necessity for some emcicnt plan of party cohesion, nearer home. If a regular and systematic banding together of the various sections of Liberalism, is advisable in London, how much moire de- sirable it is in the provinces. If the inner circle of the camp requires careful looking after, surely the outposts are worthy of some attention. Time after time we have urged the officials of the Pembrokeshire Liberal Association to arouse themselves to a senee of the responsibilities of the position in which they are placed. Since the general election in 1880, we have not had a single meeting for the discussion of current politics. Great events have taken place, burning questions have been discussed, the country has been agitated from its circumference to its centre, on more than one occasion since then; but our little county has never stirred a hand. Whose is the fault ? Is it really true, as our opponents say, that we care nothing for politics as long as we can have an election squabble now and then ? If we intend to keep pace with the enlightenment of other constituencies, we must wake up and bestir ourselves in riglit, good earnest. A commo- dious London Club must not bo accepted as a substitute for earnest, diligent, necessary work at home.

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