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Kit. A liiiCIILEK.


Kit. A liiiCIILEK. sr;1:ing in Enst Fife a few days ago, Mr. Mqi'Mk said "Whatever may be the ultimate of t new Parliament, whatever of parties, and whatever the work in siore for it, one thing may be confi- <kvu-iv m'li. d. even at taL., stage, that it is- a winch will not have re-ceivedl from the great industrial areas of the country mandate or authority to interfere with our of Free Trade." In reply to hecklers, the Premier said he. proposed that the veto of the Horme of Lords should bo Ji.gji-t^ to the „ Vtinit. of a single Parliament, :11(1 'it waff int.ndcd to secure that by Act., Parliament. Mr. 'Asquitli ckciined to answer :any question ivs to the details of a measure Oif Home Rule tttii t tI), time for such a m'^iswre being íntro- c'm -v!. He was, however, in favour of no r .t of Home Rule wllie;11 would not pre- s* *♦ the complete supremacy the Imperial Govcrit«»ent. A DIFFERENT VIEW, Mr. W. Long, at Banbury, said one thing stood out a<>">ve all others, and that was that Fœ Trade, as a part of the fiscal policy of this eouiitry, bad beta declared by 3n overwhelm- ing mass of the people to be as dead as Queen Anne. THE COST OF LIVING. Mr. Lloyd George, speaking at Llangefni, Anglesey, last week, remarked that ir, Bal- Íeop. had written a letter on the subject of the cost of and clothing and the necessaries of life in this country, and had -stated that tho cost of living would not be increased by Pro- tection in this country. After reading Mr. BaKonr's letter, he wrote to the Board of Trade for certain returns, which were the re- sult of investigations made by his direction while he was at that Department and that morning he received official figures, which ehowed that while the British working-man only paid 15e. (id. a week for food and cloth- ing, the German paid 18s. 3d. He would rather have one such fact than a sackful of letters. "THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH." "The most satisfactory feature of this ■election,?- said Mr. Winston Churchill at, St. Austell on Saturday, "has been the tre- mendous intervention of Lancashire, York- shire. and the people of the North. Here are these two tremendous counties where moot of th-* wealth of the country is produced, the greatest centres of industry and manu- freturiug production in the whole world, which have always been prominent in every movement towards fiscal aud political free- dom-—here they have come forward and by majorities unprecedented in the history of cur country given their verdict and cast their weight on the side of Free Trade and against the veto of the House of Lords." THE LIBERAL PROGRAMME. Speaking at a Liberal meeting held in West 1 Staffordshire, Sir Henry Norman, Assistant Postmaster-General, said the Liberal party, I when returned, would first deal with the XL use of Lords; secondly, pass the Budget; thirdly, pass the Bill for one man one vote; fourthly, a. Bill to provide for all elections .taking place on one d;iy; and, lastly, to make"" the corrupt practices -Act much stronger. WHAT WE MAY SEE. -—" Mr. Mastcrmnn, speaking at Redhili oil Saturday, said nothing coii'l oj would lie done by the Liberal •*pai't-v -till, they had broken the veto of the Lords. It might decided in th s Pailiament; it might re- quire another appeal to the country. We might sc'i another appeal to the country before many months were over. No power on earth could put the Unionists in a majority in the Parliament which was coming., POLICY OF THE LABOUR PARTY. Speaking at Leigh on Saturday, llr Arthur Henderson. M.P., chairman of the Labour party, said that in his judgment it I was almost like seeking to mop up the sea- with a. broom as to handle the unemployment proble-m by such methods as labour ex- changes and unemployed insurance. The j alternative policy of Tariff .Reform, the cure- all for unemployment, had failed in Germany and America, and so it was necessary to adopt the principle of the right to work. The Labour party would also advocate the reform I of the Poor-law on the1 lines of the minority report; they would advocate a great scheme of electoral reform, sweep away all anomalies, and have adult suffrage to include both men and women. HOME RULE. In a speech at Rathmines, Mr. John Red- mond, the leader of the Nationalists, said they- in Ireland were not such imbeciles and foois as to ask Mr. Asquith and the Liberal party to introduce a Home Rule Bill in the coming Session before rejecting or modifying the veto of the House of Lords. When the veto was dealt with that great obstacle to Home Rule was removed, and he had no fear of the future of the Irish question. They were not asking for what was understood in England as Separation. They were askings simply that in the government of their purely Irish affairs the public opinion of Ireland should be supreme. At


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