Punch,  24 (1853), 189.

The Electric Parliament



Essay, Drollery


Telegraphy, Politics, Government

    Notes the installation of telegraph lines from the House of Commons to the principal railway stations, and proposals to lay other lines within the Houses of Parliament and between parliament and the clubs. Suggests that politicians use the telegraph to send entire speeches from their clubs to parliament, and relishes the possibility that this will make politicians less verbose.

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