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LONDON, February 4

The sensational statement made bySir George Kekewich in October last regarding titles being sold to political and other favourites, is corroborated by Mr D. A. Thomas, ex-member for Merthyr Burghs, who, speaking at London,, said that of 10 men who had changed their political leanings since 1906, he was the only one who had not received any office, honour;; or title V One gentleman agreed to pay for a knighthood by three instalments, but, unfortunately for the party funds, he , discontinued the payments after mak- -- ing the first one. Mr Thomas instanced the case. of:, a „ whole family ■ that' had changed its politics, and declared that two peerages had gone to that family. Under. the present system a member of Parliament had to go tbe whole hdg or be ostracised.

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MORE SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914

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MORE SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914

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