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[by telegraph.] (From our own Correspondent.) Wellington, June 26. Mr. Fox made one of his old sort of speeches last night, exposing Sir George Grey in good style, and was very hard on Mr. Ormond. Mr. Stevens did very well, and Mr. Dick, in a most conciliatory and judicious speech, deprecated the mischief done by Mr. Oliver on Thursday night. Altogether it was evident that Mr. Ormond’s attack had made the Government more careful in their altitude to the House, and braced up their supporters to more energy and co-operation. Wellington, June 28. The no-confidence debate excites no interest as no one doubts the result. There is not the slightest ground for the rumor that Sir William Fox, Mr. Ormond, Mr. Saunders, and Mr. Reader Wood are leading a Middle Party. They only feel that the present Government is strong enough to afford to let its supporters express their independent views without damage. They are all far too old campaigners to be caught with chaff, or to play into Sir George Grey’s hands by creating a diversion. So long as the Opposition can find no better leaders than Sir George Grey and Mr. Macandrew, that party is never likely to be again entrusted with the purse-strings of this colony.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 119, 29 June 1880

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THE NO-CONFIDENCE DEBATE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 119, 29 June 1880