Parliamentary Debates (Hansard); Questions for Written Answer Volume 1887

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard); Questions for Written Answer Volume 1887

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...well; I will not refer to-any private conversations, but to matters generally. The honour-n.ble gentleman was my colleague as a member of the Middle Party a little time ago--he got on one side and I got on the other; but I have always found him an honourable man, and I always speak of him with respect. A correspondent of an Auckland paper was going into the office the other day to send a telegram to the effect that Mr. Dargaville had offered to the Opposition whip that, if the Opposition would promise him a. portfolio in their Ministry, he would move the no-confidence vote. Well, had it not been that the correspondent was intercepted by the whip, who told him, in the most unparliamentary language, what sort of an untruth it was, that telegram would inevitably have gone up to Auckland, and would have appeared in the Auckland papers. This is one way of politically killing an opponent. Well, the name of the honourable member for St. Albans was also mixed up in another little trick of that nature. It was to the effect that Mr. Dargaville had asked Mr. Garrick to move the no-confidence vote, and that he (Mr. Dargavillc) had promised to support him, on the understanding that they were to pull together in the new Ministry. That, Sir, or something to that effect, did appear in one of the Auckland papers. I do not know whether I am parliamentary in saying that this is a scandalous way of attack ing a political opponent. Why not fight fairly ' and openly? I never go under cover very much, or disguise what I have to say. Why not fight me openly, then, and not by means which are foul and treacherous?--I must not say " cowardly." Mr. SPEAKER.--I suppose you refer to the Press, not to members of the House 'I Mr. DARGAVILLE.--I do...
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  • Paperback | 868 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,520g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973828
  • 9781236973825