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Friday, 15 December 1905

Mr ISAACS (Indi) (Attorney-General) . - No doubt, every man should be allowed to spend his money as he pleases, so long as he does not attempt to bribe those whom he wishes to elect Wm to Parliament. If he wishes to be generous, let him be so before "his candidature, or after it. The clause merely provides that a candidate shall not attempt to bribe his prospective constituents ; it does not prevent him from giving11 to a church, or a charitable institution, or for the relief of the sick and destitute. They say that money talks, and it never talks louder than at election times. It is, however, apt to create suspicion when a man chooses to exercise his generous impulses just when he is asking to be elected to Parliament. . «

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