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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS

PARTY POLITICS To the Editor I notice F. M. Price in his letter asks "if any others agree with him regarding the inefficiency of partypolitics?" Well, I for one agree. Parliament is elected as a managing organisation for the working of the country's good, and certainly not for the furthering of personal or party propaganda as is done at present. Why, as Mr. Price asks, could there not be a party of independent men working for the general good, taking into account both sides of a question, and arguing it out fairly and squarely, without the present back-biting recriminations and personalities? Why not, in fact, act in the same manner as the general committee of any organisation acts, for the general good of the people they are representing? After all, has not the possibility of general unity been proved by the recent National Government in England, which worked amicably and satisfactorily when the question of their country's good was the main aim and object? Why then deteriorate into party factions and act like schoolboys calling names and throwing stones at one another? To the layman it. is nonsensical. Surely this war and its horrors have taught us the necessity at least for a spirit of unity. E. G. PEACOCKE.

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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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