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AN UNPROFESSIONAL OPINION

This li bow a Wellington gentleman, » correspondent of the Napier " Telegraph" expressss himself In regard to the preieni BPBslon of Parliament :— " Well of all the sessions of Parliament for waste of time And publio money I give the session just prsiedt the palm. I say jast passed for it haa virtually enaed. 1 believe I am oorrcot when I atate there has been ilx want-of-oonfidenoe motions tabled ; the last fizzle wan of euoh a rldloalous nataie that the Opposition dared not vote on it. The other evening the House spent the whole afternoon and night with endless' talk over the railway eit'mates ; although now they are administered by Commissioners the vote had to be pasted. Bat when that time had been wasted, the Publip Works Estimated were pasted m about half-iQ. hoar, and almost without a question ; that is the way this preoioao maobihe does ill work. The sooner affairs are administered locally the bettor for all bands; thousand! and thousands a year will be aivecL Thlg belief In gaining ground mo?e and more) particularly by the country members, who are m a position to see the working of both establishments — localism and centralism. Nearly all the Government measures have disappeared or are being slaughtered. The Native Bill will pus, and a few unimportant bills to teottfy blunders, but several useful Bills, suoh as the Registration of Electors BUI, eto, will be,l>m pretty oertalo, confided to the wast* paper basket until next session, Your members have been very silent kbit year —and wisely; the whole time of tha House has been taken up by about six or seven members who apeak upon all pos» albla and Impoinlble subjects. Thf tone of the House is larrikin to an Intensity. A few respeotable. members endeavored at the oommenoeimnt of the stiitonta restrain Its propensity, bat gave It u.& In despair, ■If next election does &6fc m. prove the tone of our Pavllam^Qt good-by to the high position New Zealand has held hitherto m regard to &c orderly mannef she has oonrtuotad h«r nff^im."

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AN UNPROFESSIONAL OPINION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2229, 18 September 1889

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