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Parliamentary Gossip.

[by telegraph from our own correspondent.]

Wellington, July 28. The country is about to be " stumped " by members of the Opposition, whose platform will be this : That Government shall be given snpplies till the end of the year, which would carry them up to 31st March (as they are entitled to go on for three months out of unauthorised expenditure), and that a new Parliament shall be called together early m April. The present arrangement is that Sir George Grey shall begin at Wellington by addressing a meeting on Saturday, and then go on to Auckland. The Hon. Mr Ballance will go toWanganui and Napier; Mr Seddon to West Coasfc of South Island; Mr W. P. Reeves to Christchurch ; and Mr Fish and Dr. Fitchett to Dunedin. All, with the exception of Sir George Grey, are likely to start as early as possible. The Opposition are well satisfied, with the progress which they are making m the matter of retrenchment, and are pretty confident of their ability to effect further reductions. It is claimed that Government have only a small majority m the House, and are m a minority m Committee of Supply.

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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2476, 28 July 1890

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Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2476, 28 July 1890

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