Maoriland Worker, Volume 6, Issue 252, 15 December 1915, Page 4
Rich people are still shriekiag ft* Conscription, and the dependants of .oiir soldiers in tb*> trenchee are etill-being rooked by the food exploitation in order to make the rich man etill -rioh^ , . People are asking whether the National Government represents the people or whethec they represent the who rook the people? Perhaps tlie victimised public will get some relief if Massey and Ward go to England to the Imperial Conference. The relief would consist in their not coming book to New Zealand. People ere amused at the brotherhood and friendly feeling that exists between Maseey and Ward. Massey is evidently : a£r4id to leave Ward -behind in Now Zealand in caso Joe collars tine premiership while Bill is absent in England. And Massey is afraid to send Ward to London , by himself, in caso Joe scores all the honours that WiUiam'a heart craves for. The substance of the whole wretched situation is that New Zealand was never co poorly governed as it has been since Massey and Ward decided to form a 60-caUed National Government and share the 'boodle. The National Government is no good to the wage earners, but the food lovo the National^Govarnment.
When some of our wounded 6oldiera oame back recently, $c Hon. Mr. "Ricketty" RupSell catoaa down and made long speeches about what the National Government was doing lor t;he returned soldiers. Beautiful ments were being prepared for the wounded soldier© at jßotoruft and fl£mner. TMs aeemed all right. Birtft&w weeks later wo board tfcat resorts for the wounded weiro beiag erected by public eubgciiptiqns. Infoct, Mr. Ruseell complained that *be Etyniner resort could not be completed unless the people gave more The people were amazed, but it was another eideligbt ; that ahowed % rottennese of' tnis' National Governmfint
The Otago Labour :GoiincU. ha« issued a manifesto protesting against---the continued excitation of .the ers by the food exjploitors.' The National Government is reformed to w • plain terms. It is about time lio indignation meetings were'held.and the National Government called ,ott to act, or to get out andjgiv* room to men who are prepared to govern this,cpbn : try in the interests of the majority-of , the people of tho'country. TJjen' .the Imperial would probably get its meat pi the $rifle that cent farmers are prepared to sell iliei* produce, in order to help the nation in this terrible crisis. It is. wonderful how willing our National Iβ to charge the Imperial government the oxtremely high .pricf #wt ie behig charged for our exported Decent farmers do not believe in iju's exploita* ting, but the food believe in it, and the food oxploitras have the «a» of our National Government* .
ft • . * A week or two ago another waterside* worker was' killed, on n .Wβ steamer, through the 'tween deck hatches being left off. The ihatches on the upper deck were left on, open hatchway below was i> £«*?£«•. * waterside worker in the course of hie work fell down tho dark Jiatchway. Hβ died in the hospital a iow ...days afterwards, leaving a wife and children unprovided for. This is tho third death through .falling dowa dark i-hatchways. Evidently the Minister, of -Marino is , , content to let. i&is jsort .of filing go a *aame. ■