WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
Observer, Volume XXXII, Issue 11, 25 November 1911, Page 3
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
WHEN Sir Joseph asks us to believe that the Government have a land policy, we can only ask which ? Is it Sir John Mackenzie's, or Mr McNab's, or Sir Joseph Ward's ?—Napier '•' Herald."
From Mr Massey down to his latest recruit we find the same old reiteration of the same old charges, and apparently nothing under Heaven will convince the opponents of the (Government of the baselessness of their charges and their actions generally. —Wanganui "Herald."
From Opposition platforms all over the country, there comes a volume of destructive fulmination having no relationship to criticism, entirely unhelpful to a community in search of guidance and instruction. —Wellington "Times."
Perhaps the best proof that we could desire of the manifest insincerity of the Opposition attitude on the subject of public expenditure and finance is that Mr Massey and his followers do not vote against the Government's loan proposals.—Dargaville "Bell."
The speech delivered by Sir Joseph Ward to his constituents at Winton was one of the most daring attempts at bewildering the public, and one of the most desperate efforts at cloaking the political issues that have ever been made by a Prime Minister of this Dominion.—Masterton " Age."
We heard a patricularly shrewd and intelligent non-partisan yesterday describe the speech delivered by the Premier at Winton on Tuesday night as the finest of its type he has known in this country. Wβ are disposed to agree with that verdict. —Palmerston '' Times.''
Borrowed money may bring about temporary prosperity, but unless it is founded on the bedrock of successful occupation of the soil it will be only artificial, and not everlasting.—New Plymouth "Herald."
We acknowledge that politics, like poverty, makes strange bed-fellows, but it seems inconceivable that the tactics pursued by the Ward Administration could long appeal to those whose aspirations are after real democracy.—Hokitika "Times."
Harry Lauder we a love-lorn Romeo could not be more grotesque than Sir John Findlay as a knight defender of a Judge who is in no need of being defended.—Wanganui " Chronicle."
The Opposition seem to have abandoned all pretence and to have determined to trust a system of downright misrepresentation and personal abuse of Ministers. — Rotorua " Times."
The party system is by no means ideal, and the difficulty in the way of reform is not that political leaders are enamoured of the party system, but that they are unwilling to accept any substitute that has been offered.—lnvercargill " Times."
"We are convinced that the only cure for the waster is to manhandle him, to drive him to work, and to see that he keeps at it. To fine a waster or to make him swear an oath is merely issuing a license to him to go , on being a waster.—New Plymouth "News."