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It would appear that Britain is new saying, in effect, "Sorry, Mr. Churchill, we know that you and your team would be excellent leaders to carry on the war against Japan, as you did against Germany; but you belong to the wrong party. We therefore 'give you the sack.'" Was there ever a stronger condemnation of the party system of government? A record of two centuries of sorry strife and bickering has culminated in a situation which would be Gilbertian were it not so tragic. A man who for four or five years has been hailed by all shades of opinion throughout the civilised world as the saviour of England, of the Empire—even of civilisation itself—has been told overnight that his services are no longer required. These statements will doubtless be met by the old defeatist question, "How can you possibly change party politics? It would not fit in with parliamentary procedure." They forget that this accepted procedure is the result of the partj r system; and that a system a mere two centuries old is not necessarily inviolate; but must evolve into something more in keeping with the times, just as party in the early 18th century evolved from previous systems to fill the needs of that time. I fail to see why a of independent men is 'impossible of attainment. I have various suggestions regarding procedure which cannot be discussed yet. First of all, are there others who agree with me?


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PARTY GOVERNMENT, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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PARTY GOVERNMENT Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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