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GENERAL ELECTION, 1910

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GENERAL ELECTION, 1910. 1 To the Electors OF THE County i3 Pembroke. Gentlemen,— Having been adopted as Candidate by the Liberal Association, I appeal to you again for renewal of the support so generously given me only 18 months ago. We have two plain and direct tasks before us. We have to force Mr Lloyd George's Budget through, we have to end for ever the veto of the House of Lords. The Budget is the answer to Tariff Reform. It provides the money to maintain the supre- macy of our Navy, and to pay for Old Age Pensions. It taxes each citizen according to the depth of his pocket and not according to the depth of his need. It taxes monopolies like Land and Licenses, and not necessaries like Bread and Meat. It asks the poor man to con- tribute by taxing his smaller luxuries, it asks the rich man to pay by graduating his Income Tax and Death Duties and taxing the Unearned Increment in his Land. The Taxes, which this year yield 12- mill- 1 ions, will yield over 16 millions next, year and over 17t millions the year after. Pensions can then be extended to those now in receipt of Poor Law Relief. Clubs, Friendly Societies and Trade Unions can then be assis- ted to make it possible for every worker to pro- vide for sickness. It provides £ 600,000 per annum to be spent annually on our roads; it provides £ 200,000 per annum to be spent for the benefit of the Farmer and Rural Industries. It relieves the Rates by giving half the growing revenue of the Land Taxes to the Ratepayers. It is a Budget for Defence and not for Defi- ance for Defence of our Shores for Defence of our Old and our Sick to develop not only our Navy, but the resources of our own coun- try. The House of Lords is a Hereditary Cham- ber. Five out of six of its members seldom attend its business and only come there to vote down Liberal measures. It is a House of Wealth and not a House of Work. Its members have rendered useless one-fourth of the time given by the House of Commons to Liberal measures during the past four years. They have made it impossible to establish a national in place of a denominational system of Education. I They have refused even a hearing to a Tem- perance measure, which was supported by all religious denominations and social workers of every party. f They have denied the doctrine of One Man One Vote. They stand in the way of the claim which the Welsh people have made for two genera- tions for Religious Equality. They now wish to wreck the Constitution and have added a claim to stand in the way of just taxation. These claims must not be allowed to impede the progress of an educated people. They Must Go. The House of Lords has a past. It must be denied a future. I would, if returned, spare no effort to main- tain the steady progress of the last four years in developing our Welsh Dockyard. I am in favour of Leasehold Enfranchise- ment, which would be rendered practicable bv the Land Valuation provided by the Budget. I am in favour of an extension of the Suffrage on a short residential qualification, and of Votes for Women. I appeal to all who believe in Free Govern- ment, Religious Equality and Just Taxation to support me at the Poll. Your obedient Servant, WALTER FRANCIS ROCH. Plas-y-Bridell, Pembrokeshire, 15th January, 191 o.

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