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Up to the very close, now happily not for off, the present session of Parliament promises to preserve its unique and unsatisfactory character. From first tc last it has been one unbroken record ofe failures and unpleasant complication^ and is a complete demonstration of the utter breakdown of the system of party government. 'I he existing administration is a " infortuitons concourse off atoms " without homogeneity or special affinity to each other and is undergoing" a process of disintegration, which threatens its speedy reduction to the condition of a one-man-government m its most absolute and literal sense. .First Mr Fisher is cut off as an offending memhe?, much as a certain epeoip^ of crustacean cuts off its claws W>, en j ft difficulties. Next, Mr HMop - disconnects himself from the centra) body of which Sir Harry Atkinson, fc th e one* indestructible nucleus, aad now a large number of members want to know why Mr Fergus should, not follow.sait; It is to- deny the logic of the argument that if Mr Hislop's oontinuance m the Government was impossible* until purged by his constituency of the* cenßure of both Houbbs, then the fact that Mr Fergus having as Minister of Justice endorsed to the full the conduct for which Mr Hislop was censured renders him eqnally amenable to the like eenßure, and necessarily implies that he should take * similar course to that taken by the late Colonial Secretary. Jn a word, they should stand or fall together. Kay, we may even go further, and say that the Government as a whole stand implicitly under the same censure of Parliament, and should either resign or appeal to the country. Whether they will do either the one or the other is, however, scarcely a moot point, for it is stated that at a meeting of the Government, party held yesterday morning to coik eider the attitude to be assumed towards Mr Grimmond's amendment to Supply, it was resolved that the question, Bhould not be treated as a party issue, but be treated on its merits. Btill, if that is, the case, it is hard to believe that thft House will by a majority express itself a» content thatJthe whole onus of the blame? for the Ward-Hislop-FergUß-Christia business should rest upon Mr Hislop, and if on the contrary the majority express dissatisfaction with the part played by the Minister for Justice, then surely the latter mußt feel himself compelled to follow the example, set by the late Colonial Secretary, by appealing unto Cassar, that i& ta Bay, to his constituents. By the matter being tacitly allowed to lapse, last night the ' House has deferred expressing its opinion on the. question, but a day of reckoning will come sooner or later.

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MORE COMPLICATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2220, 7 September 1889

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MORE COMPLICATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2220, 7 September 1889

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