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REV. HUGH EDWARDS, M.P., BACKS…

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REV. HUGH EDWARDS, M.P., BACKS OUT. EVADES MR HARTSHORN'S CHAL- LENGE DISAPPOINTMENT AMONG MID-GLA- MORGAN LIBERALS Rev. J. Hugh Edwards, M.P., after accepting Mr. Vernon Hartshorn's challenge to debate with him on the attitude of Liberals towards the Miners' Minimum Wage Act, lias now turned tail and fled. He refuses to meet Mr. Hartshorn, and declares that "it is useless dis- cussing matters further." The challenge had aroused great in- terest. and Labour men and Liberals in Mid-Glamorgan and elsewhere were looking forward to the debate with keen and eager expectancy. The rev. gentleman's ignominious withdrawal has caused intense disappointment to manv of his Liberal friends and sup- porters in the division, who were re- lying on him to vindicate the action of the Government. Labour men, while no less disappointed at being baulked of what they confidently expected would be an exposure of Liberalism, are "laughing in their sleeves" at the sorry picture of a Liberal M.P. who is never hesitant to attack Labour at Liberal meetings, but runs to coyer when there is a prospect of thrashing out differences before a mass meeting of miners, with an impartial chairman. Replying to the last letter of Mr. Hartshorn in which the miners' leader points out that the Rev. Hugh Ed- wards, M.P., did not vote on the third reading of the Minimum Wage Act, despite his election promises to "follow Brace and Tom Richards" on Labour matters, the member for Mid-Glamor- gan writes to a contemporary: Mr. Vernon Hartshorn challenged me to a public debate on the accu- racy of the statement made by me in my recent speech at Pontycymmer that the Minimum Wage Act was in- troduced into the House of Commons by the Liberal Government and was passed into law as a Government measure. I accepted his challenge in respect to that specific and definite point. Under cover of the letter, which he has since contributed to your columns and which teems with ill-natured snarls and sneers, he now runs away from that original issue, and he seeks to raise a whole series of purely hypo- thetical questions. It is useless discussing matters further under sucli conditions of ut- ter evasion. Mr. Edwards sneaks out of the con- test seeking to cover his pusillanimity by a pretence of anger at Mr. Harts- horn's "snarls and sneers." In much the same way the cuttle-fish when es- caping from its enemies hides its whereabouts by ejecting an inky fluid. This method of Mr. Edwards' might have gulled an ignorant body of elec- tors, but the miners of the Garw and of Mid-Glamorgan are too wide-awake to be taken in by such a ruse. In their view the rev. gentleman stands con- victed of political cowardice, and that is a failing that even Mid-Glamorgan Liberals will not tolerate. ——————

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