The parliamentary history of England, from the passing of the Reform bill

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJohn Raven

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... i88o. Diplomatic Dispute with Turkey.--Famine in Ireland.--Obstruction.--Mr. Plimsoll.--Waterworks Purchase.--Liverpool and Southwark Elections.--Dissolution Announced.--Address of Lord Beaconsfield.--Criticism.--Addresses of Lord Hartington and Mr. Gladstone.--Result of Election. England was startled on New Year's Day by the intelligence that diplomatic relations with Turkey had been broken off. The affair, arising out of the arrest by the Turkish Minister of a German missionary, Dr. Roller, was, however, patched up, and soon forgotten. The famine in Ireland was a fertile subject of discussion. The Duchess of Marlborough complained that subscriptions which were intended for her fund were sent by mistake to the Lord Mayor, which the Lord Mayor resented as an imputation on the honour of himself and his secretaries. The feature of the recess, however, was Mr. Gladstone's oratorical campaign in Midlothian; and the extraParliamentary utterances continued till the meeting of Parliament on the 6th February. Long debates took place on the subject of Irish distress, and on the affairs of Afghanistan. The determined front shown by the Irish obstructionists rendered absolutely necessary some vindication of the dignity of Parliament; and three resolutions were proposed by the Leader of the House, and carried after long debate. Mr. Plimsoll was declared guilty of a breach of the privileges of the House for publishing placards referring to the action in the House of two of its members on shipping matters; but, on his withdrawal of the charges, the matter ended. The Army and Navy Estimates were then proposed; and, after the introduction in both Houses of certain Law Bills promised in the Queen's Speech, the Home Secretary introduced the Government Metropolitan Waterwor...

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... i88o. Diplomatic Dispute with Turkey.--Famine in Ireland.--Obstruction.--Mr. Plimsoll.--Waterworks Purchase.--Liverpool and So...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217126685

ISBN - 13:9780217126687

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