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r.....-_"Merthyr Express"…

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THE VETO RESOLUTIONS. .k S. NOTWITHSTANDING the desperate plight of the Government, according to the Unionist press, they seem to be making very good progress with their Veto campaign in Parliament. Decisive majorities have again demonstrated the unity of all sections of their. supporters upon the supreme question. Their position has unquestionably been materially strengthened in piiblip opinion by their steadfastness of purpose and their refusal to be thrust off the straight line which they have marked out for the pursuit of their object, by the incessant tricky assaults of their opponents. In -th( debate on tho second resQlutiQDj Uniting the veto, Mr. Balfour, for the first time, approached the question in a. serious mood, and he argued with much force that by this resolution the House of Lords would be actually strengthened as against the House of Commons. They would have the power given by statute to hang up every measure, if they thought proper to do so, for two years. When Mr. Churchill's turn came to|answer tho leader of the Opposition he promptly nailed him to s admission, which destroys everything that has been said, or can yet be said, about the aim of the Govern- ment being to establish a one-chamber system. Mr. Churchill's speech was a magnificent piece of oratory, as conspicuous for its wise, practical and moderate statesmanship as for its rhetorical features. It was also a plain and forcible statement of the real purposes of the Govern- ment. They were determined to establish equality of rights for all parties, and to make the machinery of legislation effective for ensuring for the majority, at any time and of whatever party, power to carry out the will of the electors by whom they were elected. Under the present system that was not so. No Liberal majority in the House of Commons can carry measures to which Mr. Balfour objects. He gives the signal, and the House of Lords does the rest. Liberals are tired of the wasteful and exhausting mileage of lobby tramping, to which the last four sessions have borne witness, and they intend to have a change which will give equal value to Liberal and Unionist votes. Both resolutions were carried on Thursday nigh; under the guillotine.

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