One of the nuisances of the ballot is that when the oracle has spoken you never know what it means.

— Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

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Industry cannot flow unless cpaital is confident, and capital will not be confident as long as it fears that Parliament will meddle with it and walk off with its profits.


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