LABOR V. REFORM
MR VKIiVH ATTACKS THE GOVERNMENT. (From Our Barli amun: ahv Reporter.] WELLINGTON. Urtober 29. Severe eniinient mi the Governments attitude towards Labor was made by Mr Vc-iteh in Ihe House yesterday afternoon. Mr Massrv, he said,, was absolutely out of p.uetv with labor conditions ru New Zen fan./, and had u»t given that .<t;rnjiatbetie I’i.iisi Jeratum to Labiur to wbeb it was emilb’d. No member of the Miniol ry had any bond of sympathy or close a** 1 eiatfon with m-gainsed l.ubor. The wh’Ve of th" pi In y of the Government was '-nprseil to organised Labor. He. felt sure that, what he said was the opinion of a very large number of the working Gasses in New Z+‘a!iuul. .V Member : Red Feds.
Mr Veiti !i : Rod Feds! The lion, member thinks that anyone who wants an increase in wages is a Bed Fed, and tho member ter Batea wouldn't allow them to be on ihe fare of the earth unless they would work for him. The hon. gentleman never loses a ehauee to insult the workers. Mr Pearce ; The workers have voted for me in the past, and will do so again.
Mr Yeiii'h ; There are many men in this country who are wealthy because they have not suliiGent cmiscieiue to keep them pour, and there are many men poor bei-aus:' they have l©o much conscience to make them wealthy. It is the people who have too much cmscience to enable them to be’iiut? wealthy that 1 am supnor ting: at the present time.
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LABOR V. REFORM, Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914