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Sir George Grey’s Local Industry.

S.r George Grey was considerably “euchred” in the House last week. The great apostle of Liberalism wished to indoctrinate the Government with one more of those Liberal ideas which are peculiarly his own—viz., the encouragement of native industry. But ho learned an ugly fact that we are astonished he appeared to bo ignorant of. Sir George has always shown a tendency to bid for mob popularity; and the encouragement of local industry has been made a mob cry. The man who will humor the public on this question is bound to obtain the sympathies of the mass ; so George is ever willing and ready to catch at any straw that holds out a hope of regaining the ground his insincerity has lost for him. Fancy the man who a few months ago was Premier of the colony allowing himself to ask if Government -were prepared to accept tenders for the manufacture of locomotives by New Ze iland firms, if it could be demonstrated that engines as good for the colony’s purposes as those imported can be made on our own ground. Surely, with his two years of power he could have done something in this way himself : he ought to have known, at. least, without requiring to be told by Mr. Oliver that his own Government hail precluded all possibility of anything being done in the matter by his successors, seeing that several years’ stock of locomotives bad been imported from England and America by the “ working man’s Government.”

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Sir George Grey’s Local Industry., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 26, 25 November 1879

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Sir George Grey’s Local Industry. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 26, 25 November 1879

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