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Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every man who is called to the poll, and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle, by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections, shall not be violated. John Bright#Alone 67
John Bright#Alone 67
The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s. the quarter; it is now under 40s. the quarter. John Bright#Corn 62
John Bright#Corn 62
Force is not a remedy. John Bright#Power 56
John Bright#Power 56
The franchise itself gives no real power, unless accompanied by the right on the part of all the possessors of it to elect something like an equal number of representatives. John Bright#Accompanied 56
John Bright#Accompanied 56
I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago. John Bright#Peace 52
John Bright#Peace 52
The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords, will consent to a large increase of electors; and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession. John Bright#Concession 50
John Bright#Concession 50
A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom. John Bright#According 47
John Bright#According 47
It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic, and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people. John Bright#True 42
John Bright#True 42
We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years. John Bright#Agriculture 41
John Bright#Agriculture 41
As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic, Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian, nor am I an Irishman. John Bright#Catholic 40
John Bright#Catholic 40
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