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THE DISESTABLISHMENT BILL.…

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THE DISESTABLISHMENT BILL. THERE has been much talk during the about the honesty of the Government in bringing in a Bill for the Disestablishment and Dis- t endowment of the Church of England in Wale" and Monmouthshire at this juncture. It ha*. ( been alleged that the Government and everJhJy else must be perfectly conscious of the fact th". whatever may happen in the House of Caramor s. ( the Bill will have short shrift in the House of a Lords, and, therefore, its passage through the t Lower House will be so much waste of valua' le | time. The same thing may be said of other ( measures which have, by the action of the House of Lords, been so many examples of c wasted energies in the representative chamber. t It is even now being boasted about that the Budget, of all measures—for the last two centuries and a half the precious prerogatise of the Commons—is to be dealt with by the Lords as an ordinary Bill. We shall see whether they ( will so deal with it or not. But the Government j have already raised the great question of the i limitation of the veto of the House of Lords, I and it would be tantamount to suicide for them t to refrain from attempting the passage of ] measures sure of overwhelming support in the < Commons because they have foreknowledge by experience of the hopelessness of the same I measures in the Lords. It must, of necessity, c be part of their case for the reform of the 1 existing system to show by example after | example to the country that when the people have a Tory Government there are two chambers [ of legislation, and what the Lower House c passes the Upper House will accept; then the j House of Commons rules; but when a Liberal Government is in office all legislative proposals to be submitted by them must be subjected 1 to the preliminary interrogatory—will the House of Lords sanction this 7 There is 1 then but one ruling chamber, and that the House of Lords. The Liberal Government and the Liberal Party can never assent to that by refusing to proceed with such a Bill as the one for Welsh Disestablishment and Disen- dowment. They must furnish all the evidence they can of the powerlessness of the elective House in the face of a privileged chamber with an unlimited veto.

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The Ynysfach Murder.

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