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An Election bandbook for Wnionist
A COMMITTEE OF
THE CENTRAL COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL UNION
OF CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS FOR SCOTLAND.
REVISED BY THE AUTHORS, AND REISSUED AT THE REQUEST OF
THE CENTRAL CONSERVATIVE OFFICE, LONDON,
This new edition of the Campaign Guide has been prepared at the request of the Central Conservative Office, London, and the Council of the Scottish National Union, in view of the election campaign which is believed to be rapidly approaching. The work has been prepared by Scotsmen in Scotland, and probably some subjects of interest to Englishmen may have been omitted or imperfectly handled, whilst the references and illustrations are doubtless more Scottish in colour than if the work had been compiled in England. It is believed, however, that the greater part of the work is likely to be as useful to speakers on the south as to those on the north of the Tweed.
According to the original plan, the Campaign Guide was divided into two parts—Part I. “Unionist Work,” and Part II. “Election Problems." In the present edition it was necessary to iu troduce a third part, dealing with the policy of the present Government; and, as each of the three parts would then have had an Irish Chapter, it was thought more convenient to make a fourth part, in which the three chapters dealing with Ireland could be included together. Part I. “Unionist Work,” has been left substantially in its old form and order; Part II. “Ireland,” contains a new Chapter on “ Ireland under Separatist Government," and the Chapter on “ Home Rule” has been recast and greatly amplified; Part III. “Gladstonian Government,” is entirely new; Part IV.“ Election Problems,” has been brought up to date and considerably amplified.
As the volume has been prepared for a Conservative organisation, the political topics of the day have been treated from the standpoint of the Conservative party. The next general election, however, will be fought on a broader platform, and it is believed