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A JOURNALIST'S SCHEME. Mr John Christie, a New Zealand journalist, has oontribued to ‘ East and West, 1 published in Bombay, an article dealing with the crisis in the British Empire. He points out that the British have had two epochs. The first was feudalism, and the second is commercialism. They arc emerging from the second and are entering upon a third, which, he believes, will bo known as the epoch of humanity, or the principle of sympathy, represented by the operation of the civil law and the recognition of wide liberty consistent with equal liberty to others. To help to bring in this epoch, Mr Christie suggests that an Imperial or Pan-Britannic Privy Council should he established. It should be composed of members called from all parts of the Empire, some nominated or elected by the self-governing Dominions, others summoned or selected by the Imperial Government from the nou-self-goveruing parts of the Empire. This Pan-Britannic Privy Council or Imperial Board of Advice and Suggestion would be a consultative body, and would keep the Imperial Executive intimately informed in regard to matters affecting the individual and collective interests of the races and countries represented by its members. In this way the Imperial Government would ensure to all parts of the Empire, a regime rooted in the principle of sympathy.

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A PAN-BRITANNIC COUNCIL, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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A PAN-BRITANNIC COUNCIL Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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