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THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Government's Electoral Reform Bill, again a compromise measure, the Lords restored the principle of plural voting and removed the restrictions on the use of motor-cars at elections.
No one who examines the legislative record of the House of Lords, however predisposed he may be towards it, can see in it anything but a consistent fight for the interests of the wealthy. The Lords have enjoyed the power until 1911 to impose their veto on any measure for which the Government of the day was not prepared to go to the trouble and expense of a dissolution, and to risk the rest of its programme. That finance has been outside its control has done much to preserve the existence of the Upper House. When such an important sphere of activity, in addition to foreign affairs, and general administration, is left to its unrestricted direction, the Government must be tempted to refrain from challenging the Lords. Liberty in this sphere is a powerful argument for following the path of least resistance. Both the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Foreign Secretary are likely to wish to follow that course. Nor is it improbable that a Prime Minister will lean towards the policy of compromise when he may be able thereby to retain his immense influence and patronage. Then there will always be in any Cabinet a large number of ministers who are not immediately affected by the action of the Lords in any particular case. So it is that the Lords, with an able choice of the battleground, have been able so often to defeat the purposes of a government having a majority of the Commons and the country behind them. Their attack has always been directed against a progressive government. Since 1832 no Tory Government has ever had anything to fear from the Lords. They have defeated the Commons more often by a skilful process of amendment

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