Election Cases in 1892 and 1893; Being a Collection of the Points of Law and Practice Arising Out of the Parliamentary Election Petitions in Those Years, Together with Reports of the Judgments

Election Cases in 1892 and 1893; Being a Collection of the Points of Law and Practice Arising Out of the Parliamentary Election Petitions in Those Years, Together with Reports of the Judgments

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...ought not to exist for the purposes for which this association exists. There is, undoubtedly, no harm in political associations so long as they confine themselves to legitimate ends; but they are liable always to be diverted towards illegitimate means, and that is the danger of them: and undoubtedly it would be a wise plan, as soon as a candidate has been fixed upon, if those associations would suspend their operations until the election is over, and entirely abstain as an association from taking any part, collecting any 1money, incurring any expense, or paying any accounts during the whole time that the active candidature is going forward. In this particular case that certainly was not done, and one cannot shut one's eyes to the fact that this Constitutional Association was in close connection with the Rochester and Strood Conservative Club, and also with the Constitutional Birthnight Club. Those appear to have been, to some extent, organizations for the purpose of providing gratuitous meat and drink for persons who were willing to join those particular bodies; such practices are liable to-degenerate into corrupt practices. It is an objectionable Gus, J. plan that the surplus money of the institution should be 1--H' expended, not for the sake of any benefit to the cause which they are supposed to advocate in its more legitimate aspects, but in giving additional drink by means of double tickets. The smoking concerts, again, are open to the same ob-Smoking jection. They are not necessarily corrupt; what takes place "'ts1there is not necessarily corrupt treating; but it has a tendency to foster amongst certain people the expectation that joining that association will secure them free meat or free drink to an extent which...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944631
  • 9781236944634