Fabian Tract Volume 1-35

Fabian Tract Volume 1-35

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... Home Rule; but he will dodge, if he can, the subject of a Graduated Income Tax or the Eight Hours Bill. Many election addresses nowadays might be signed by "Mr. Facing-Both-Ways." A candidate who talks about ' Reform of the Land Laws" may mean either "Land Nationalization" or its opposite, "Peasant Proprietorship," or perhaps only "Abolition of Primogeniture and Entail"; whilst "The Better Housing of the Poor" may stand either for tlte real remedy (Municipal Dwellings) or merely some scheme of r) per cent, private philanthropy. It is the duty of earnest electors to get at the truth by probing tlte candidate's mind with carefully framed questions. These can best be asked at the semi-private meeting at which the candidate usually is selected. They should be mercilessly pressed, and clear answers insisted upon. Practically, however, the bulk of the electors can only ratify or reject at public meetings the choice already made by the Executive Committee of the local political association. The questions on such occasions should be clearly written on slips of paper and sent up to the Chairman. Questions may also usefully te addressed to the candidate by post (stamp for reply being enclosed). It would be useful if the candidate's answers were reported to the organizations (if any) which are working for the particular reform referred to. Questions for Parliamentary Candidates. It ii assumed that the official Liberal Programme of "reforms urgently needed," auil "cjuestions ripe for settlement," as declared at Manchester by the Conference of the National Liberal Federation in December, 1X9, may be taken a the least that a Radical can accept from any candidate. Conservatives may...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490738
  • 9781236490735