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"The constitution explain'd, in relation to the independency of the House of Lords. With reasons for strengthning that branch of the legislature most liable to abuse. And an answer to all the objections made to the now-reviv'd Peerage Bill." Sent with CHAR 2/51/81. [2,5-71,p].
Letter from WSC to Baron de Forest wishing him luck in his electoral contest in West Ham [London] and explaining the value of the National Insurance Bill. Pledges that the Government will not give up its struggle with the House of Lords now that it has reached "the last round." Typescript copy annotated and signed by Edward Marsh.
Notes by WSC of a conversation in which support was expressed for the Government's introduction into Parliament of [Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman's resolutions on the limitation of the House of Lords' veto].
Letter from James Caird (Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC approving the scheme for Free Trade instruction classes and examinations to be undertaken by Eliot Crawshay Williams. Encloses a report from Dr Robert Caird on the Glasgow Unionist Free Trade Club [not present], which shows that Free Trade does not always mean Liberalism, even in Scotland. Expresses interest in the idea of local parliaments under the general control of the Imperial Parliament.
Cutting from the "Daily Chronicle" supporting WSC's defence of the Insurance Act but rejecting his proposal for regional parliaments in England as unhelpful with regard to the problem of Irish Home Rule.
Cutting from the Manchester Guardian on the reaction in Lancashire and Yorkshire to WSC's proposal for regional parliaments in England.
Cutting from the Daily News and Leader on the reaction in London, the Midlands, Lancashire and Yorkshire to WSC's proposal for regional parliaments in England.
Cutting from the People: cartoon and article ridiculing WSC's proposal for regional parliaments in England; report of WSC's re-organisation of the Admiralty and his changes to Navy discipline.
Cutting from the Manchester Guardian: letter to the editor approving WSC's proposal for regional parliaments in England.
Cutting from the Manchester Guardian: editorial criticising WSC's speech on "English Federalism" as it relates to Irish Home Rule but approving of it as it relates to English local government.
Cutting from the Manchester Guardian on the support of Sir Henry Manton, a leading Birmingham Liberal, for WSC's proposal for regional parliaments in England.
Cutting from the Liverpool Daily Courier: cartoon attacking WSC's proposal for separate parliaments for Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the English regions.
Cutting from the Municipal Journal: reactions by men involved in local government to WSC's proposal for regional parliaments in England.
Cutting from the "Belfast News-Letter" criticising WSC's advocacy of Home Rule for Ireland as part of a general federal scheme for the United Kingdom.
Cutting from the "Globe" contrasting WSC's present advocacy of federalism with his adoption of the opposite principle when helping to frame the constitution of South Africa.
Cutting from the "Birmingham Gazette and Express": article by Lord Willoughby de Broke criticising WSC's proposals for federalism within the United Kingdom.
Cutting from the "Huddersfield Examine" [Yorkshire] attacking the Ulster Unionists' declared intention of preventing the Home Rule meeting in Belfast [Ulster, Ireland] and claiming that William Gladstone favoured a measure of Home Rule for all parts of the United Kingdom as early as 1866.
Letter from [WSC] to [?] expressing his wish that the question of provincial parliaments for England should be ventilated but that it should not get in the way of Home Rule for Ireland.
Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC asserting that the Government's supporters feel betrayed by its apparent complete change of policy on the veto of the House of Lords.
Letter from C P Scott (The Guardian Office, Manchester) to WSC approving a proposal [? on the veto of the House of Lords] but fearing that Irish MPs would oppose it fearing its application to a Home Rule Bill. Hopes the "anti-Lords combination" can be kept together.
Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC noting WSC's role in the events of the previous night [in the House of Commons whereby the confrontation with the House of Lords was postponed] and asserting that the Government can hold power for years if it maintains its opposition to the Lords and cultivates Free Trade interests in the north of England.
Memorandum by [John Cathcart Wason] on the danger to the Empire posed by the current Home Rule crisis and suggesting that local parliaments for Ireland, Scotland, Wales and, possibly, the English regions on the Canadian and Australian federal model could be the answer. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/62/123.
Cutting from the Dundee Advertiser: speech by John Cathcart Wason advocating local parliaments for Ireland, Scotland, Wales, London and, possibly, English regions.
Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC acknowledging that the Liberals are right to address the hereditary basis of the Second Chamber provided that it does not interfere with the immediate issue of the veto of the House of Lords.