Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


No one ever doubted that the result of the no-conficlonce debate would be other than a victory for Government, but not everybody expected that the majority would reach fifteen, and that in a House of Representatives numbering eightyeight members. The division took place on Thursday, and the figures were fortyfive for, thirty agsinst Government. The victory, which was always sure, only goes to show by its decisive character how thoroughly Ministers are supported by the independent members, and how the Liberal and progressive policy adopted has met the sanction of all the thinking men in the House whose political vision has not received an oblique cast by party feeling. The last trial of strength between the party in power and the present Opposition was only decided by the votes of the celebrated Auckland four, whose secession from Greyism saved the colony from a continuance of the disastrous regime under which the colony suffered, but the division above reported shows how strong Government have become since then, and how in proportion tho Oppoisition have weakened. Tho continuance in power, for this session at least, of the Hall Government is thus assured.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

THE NO-CONFIDENCE DEBATE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 121, 3 July 1880

Word Count

THE NO-CONFIDENCE DEBATE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 121, 3 July 1880

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.