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WHY WE LOST.

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WHY WE LOST. A gentleman signing himself' Vice-Chairman of a Welsh County Conservative Association: sends an interesting contribution to the Times on the causes that contributed to the Unionist defeat in East Denbighshire. In the forefront he places the blunder of fighting a Welsh constituency by means of English election agents. Great importance is also attached by this correspondent to the mistake made by the Unionists in sending into the fray speakers who could talk no Welsh, whereas the Radicals flooded the constituency-which is essentially a Welsh-speaking one-with men who could talk and canvass among the miners in the vernacular, The writer proceeds Until the Conservative leaders of North Wales realise that the Welsh language must be utilised as the main channel through which conviction is to be brought home to the minds of Welsh electors, until then will they meet with the reverses which have of late years regularly met their efforts. In South Wales, on the other hand, the Conservative party has always laid very great stress on the utilisation of the Welsh language in political meetings, and Welsh literature, written in a style which the monoglot Welshman can under- stand, has been circulated with most satis- factory results. North Wales must pursue a similar course without delay or greater discomfi- ture still must fall to the share of the Conser- vative party in the northern part of the Princi- pality." It must, of course, be admitted that the Unionist organisation in the division was in a parlous state immediately before the election, and it is poor generalship to wait till a vacancy arises before preparing the electioneer- ing machinery. There is also a good deal of sound commonsense in what the anonymous critic says respecting the linguistic side of the contest. It is a singular anomaly that the party which prides itself on being the party of Progress should be such a laggard in the race of education that the majority of its members have not yet taken the trouble to acquire the English language. Yet it is a factor to be reckoned all the same, and so long as Welsh- men will remain in their monoglot ignorance so long the Unionist workers must endeavour to reach them through the only possible channel, their own native language. Another equally 11 _v important consideration is to have local men to manage the election work in every little district, and not leave a populous place to be managed by outsiders called in for the occasion, and who understand neither the language nor the people.

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