[Electoral reforms]

The democracy of our masters is shown once again in the projected electoral reforms. The good old democratic institution of plural voting is to be retained in the shape of business and university qualifications. But the democracy of the Conference fairly bubbles over in their recommendation that “no person who has received poor relief other than medical relief for less than 30 days in the aggregate during the the qualifying period shall be disqualified.” This, surely, is a concession secured by some far-seeing labour representative in favour of “our gallant heroes.”

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