Speeches on Questions of Public Policy

Macmillan, 1878 - 662 sider

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Side 389 - That an humble address be presented to her Majesty, praying that she will be graciously pleased to direct her Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to enter into communication with Foreign Powers, inviting them to concur in treaties binding the respective parties, in the event of any future misunderstanding which cannot be arranged by amicable negotiation, to refer the matter in dispute to the decision of Arbitrators.
Side 354 - But if this cry is raised for the purpose of driving Her Majesty's Government to do something which may be contrary to the laws of the country, or which may be derogatory to the dignity of the country, in the way of altering our laws for the purpose of pleasing another Government, then all I can say is, that such a course is not likely to accomplish its purpose.
Side 324 - He said he thought there could be no greater calamity to Europe than that Hungary should be separated from the Austrian Empire. Well, then, we have got rid of Hungary; and, next, the noble Lord the Member for the City of London (Lord John Russell) tells us it is quite a mistake to suppose that he ever intended to go to war for Poland. In fact, he stated — what will be very disheartening to hon.
Side 132 - tell you that it is very dangerous and unconstitutional to invite people to enfranchise themselves by buying a freehold qualification. I say, without being revolutionary, or boasting of being more democratic than others, that the sooner the power in this country is transferred from the landed oligarchy, which has so misused it, and is placed absolutely — mind, I say absolutely — in the hands of the intelligent middle and industrious classes, the better for the condition and destinies of this...
Side 177 - I warn them against ripping up the subject of taxation. If they want another League, at the death of this one — if they want another organisation, and a motive — for you cannot have these organisations without a motive and principle — then let them force the middle and industrious classes of England to understand how they have been cheated, robbed, and bamboozled upon the subject of taxation...
Side 454 - But the blockade of a coast, or of commercial positions along it, without any regard to ulterior military operations, and with the real design of carrying on a war against trade, and from its very nature against the trade of peaceful and friendly powers, instead of a war against armed men, is a proceeding which it is difficult to reconcile with reason or with the opinions of modern times.
Side 187 - I see in the free trade principle that which shall act on the moral world as the principle of gravitation in the universe — drawing men together, thrusting aside the antagonism of race, and creed, and language, and uniting us in the bonds of eternal peace.
Side 203 - Russell moved for a Committee of the whole House to take into consideration the state of Ireland.
Side 145 - You, gentlemen of England, the high aristocracy of England, your forefathers led my forefathers ; you may lead us again if you choose...
Side 22 - I, for one, care nothing for Whigs or Tories. I have said that I never will help to bring back the Whigs ; but I tell him that the whole responsibility of the lamentable and dangerous state of the country rests with him.

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