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Representation of Merthyr.…

VOTE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.I

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VOTE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. Dealing with the political position, he said the session so far had been a very interesting one to the onlooker. It had never been so interesting to. the readers of the newspapers (laughter). Before passing he wished to explain the one vote he had given so far against the Government; he voted against the Navy Estimates. When he first entered Parliament the navy cost the country £15,000,000; this year it was to cost no less than £40,000,000, and in 1915 it would cost £50,000,000, and the cry would bo still for more. The Government had made no attempt to justify this vast expenditure, and on principle, believing, too, he was voi< ing their opinion, he challenged a vote upon it, and acted as one of the tellers against tho Government (loud applai.se). There was a curious situation ahead. It was -very difficult for anyone not ia the secrets of

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THE PEERS OR THE PEOPLE ?

Representation of Merthyr.…