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THE MAYORAL PROGRAMME.

A GENERAL ELECTION AT HAND.

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A GENERAL ELECTION AT HAND. THREE months ago we wrote in the Express ':—" For our part, we shall not be at all surprised to learn authoritatively before long that the Conference has proved abortive. This has been no ordinary con- ference, but an attempt to secure by amicable means the solution of a problem which up till now has divided parties into bitterly hostile and irreconcilable camps. True, our race has a genius for solving problems, but never before have we been confronted with one so tough as this. The eight statesmen who sit around that table are conscious that no agreement can be struck without mutual concessions of a very vital character, and they realise also that their respective parties are in no mood to sacrifice what they consider essentials. It would be different if the Conference had plenary powers. On the one hand, the aris- tocratic Tory demands the retention of the Lords' veto, particularly upon democratic budgets on the other, Liberalism will yield to nothing short of supreme financial control of the House of Commons and the abolition of an unrestricted veto. We take it that following Le failure of the Conference, the Government would proceed with the Veto Bill, and inevitably come before the country for an electoral pro- nouncement upon its rejection by the Lords. Such, in our opinion, will be the issue of the present situation, and it behoves the Liberals of Montgomeryshire to get ready for the most eventful campaign of modern times." And such the issue has proved to be. The Conference has failed because ministers could not possibly make the mutual concessions necessary to an agree- ment. Having already passed the House of Commons, the Veto Resolutions now con- front the Lords. Nobody doubts their re- jection. What will happen then ? The re- signation of the Government, or the inter- vention of the King. But whatever course be taken, a general election is inevitable soon after the new year. Liberals desire a decisive challenge. Than the abolition of the lordly veto they could wish for no bet- ter battle cry. At last the country will be asked to determine once and for all whether for the future its chosen representatives are to rule. Who can doubt the answer of an intelligent democracy ? Montgomeryshire Liberals must now be up and doing in preparation for the most fateful campaign in which they may ever engage.

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AN UNFAIR EXCEPTION.

LLANBRYNMAIR.

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The Welshpool Election.

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