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WHERE "REFORM" FAILED.

TO Tilt: EDITOl!. S-v,—lvc dorr arc deluged these days wit-h a!! .-orts of oleaginous literature purporting !■> prove (hntMasseyism has qualified for oaaonisiUion. Of course, it is ai! no:;,Cii.-e, as the pictured presentation of the " Reform” Government plainly ; ]-,invs AVl)at :v dull lot of uninteresting feces the pi'ture, of the “ Reform ” parly 1.0 freely distributed) discloses to credulous electors, who arc. asked In swallow a irig page of piffle and vote for the promoters of bogus “ reform ” 1 But look at the facts. The outstanding feature is that the .Massey Government hive failed, ami tailed badly, in tho supreme ti. t of statesmanship. Tho essential am! vital factors of the commonweal or- the wel/aro of tho people and tho .safety of the Stale. And that is where ” Reform ” have signally failed. The Reform Government have ignored the welfare of tho people by allowing fond exploiters to exploit the people. 'Jherein lies the, test and the failure of so-called ‘'Reform.'’ And have, the Reform not tampered most, recklessly with tho safety of the nation, in addition to permitting tho victimisation of the people by the food exploiters? Tho Ward Administration arranged with the Imperial Government for the adequate protection of New Zealand by tho British Navy. Row came it that, in place of that protection of onr Dominion by the British Navy, wo found the Reform Government promoting a “toy navy” scheme? Wc know that the Reform party say that the British Government went back on Xcw Zealand in respect to tho Navy Agreement with the Ward Administration. But surely that is asking us to believe too nnicH. Great Britain does not ignore Agreements, as the present European war proves. Then why .should the Reform Government ask us to believe that the British Government failed to carry out tho Naval Agreement with New Zealand? Truly "Reform” doth protest too much. Tho fact is that no matter how painful the admission may he. there is no doubt at all that tho Reform Government have failed, in the .supreme tost. The people are at the mercy of the food exploiters, and the Dominion had to depend for protection on Australia. It was amusing, when Mr Massey was praising the Australians for destroying the Knulen, to remember that a few months ago, when tlie strike was on. he was denouncing the Australians as “ foreigners.” Surely New Zealand has had a surfeit of this absurd Masseyism. The election is at baud. Now's tho time I —l am, etc., CuAI. mk us K U.( to it. December 2.

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WHERE "REFORM" FAILED., Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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WHERE "REFORM" FAILED. Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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