The Speaker Volume 4

The Speaker Volume 4

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: hardly in a position to superintend the management of a large number of industrial corporations. Sir James Fergusson succeeds as Postmaster-General a mau of no small capacity, who endeavoured, like him, to unite City and Post Office work, and who broke down hopelessly under the attempt. The department which commanded the services of a man of the highest administrative talent like Mr. Fawcett cannot be adequately served in the remnants of leisure which such business preoccupations as those of Sir James Fergusson permit. Mr. Sydney Buxton's return has given dramatic proof of the scandal of divided duty which the Pigott exposure revealed in the case of the Attorney-General. It would be au appropriate rebuke of an impossible system if the business men of Manchester were to send back Sir James Fergusson, with the polite reminder that he is not in their opinion free to do justice to his new responsibilities. It cannot be denied, however, that the Postmaster-General is an accommodating candidate. In theory he represents the high-and-dry Toryism of which even his own party is ashamed, but his practice is singularly pliant. He has persuaded an eccentric body, styling itself, without apparent sense of humour, the Manchester Conservative Temperance Association, that he is a satisfactory representative of the temperance cause, and he has rallied the entire local drink interest, to his banners as the champion of the down-trodden publican. "I'm an eclectic: ez to choosin' "Twixt this an' thet, I'm plaguy lawth" says the Biglow " candidate," but Sir James Fergusson's attitude on the temperance question puts to shame all older traditions of the policy of Mr. Facingboth-ways. On Ireland, the endeavour to represent Mr. Balfour in one...
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  • Paperback | 1022 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,783g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649430X
  • 9781236494306