Sunday, May 17, 2009

31May1866, Treason in the Liberal Camp

LONDON, May 31st, 1866.
—The Conservatives have been and gone and done it to-day ! for they have been supporting a proposal for an educational franchise versus the modest Government rental one for no other conceivable purpose than to defeat Government : if they had divided and won they would have had to come in pledged to a franchise that points straight to universal suffrage ! Bright is not such a Radical ! his ideal being household suffrage ; and he made a conservative speech opposing this. I suppose Uncle Wm. is wanting in tact ; for there is treason through the camp ; and the oddest fermentations and combinations of parties against him.

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