Punch,  35 (1858), 29.

Self-Conserving Conservers





Pollution, Public Health, Sanitation, Disease, Government, Politics

    Argues that Parliament appears to care more for itself than 'the health of other people', a claim based on the fact that the Houses of Parliament have been furnished with deodorising and other sanitary features. Notes that these measures were taken at the public expense, but Punch points out that it might be because Members of Parliament believe that 'Heaven will help those [...] who help themselves'. Attacks MPs for wasting public money in this way and then opposing the idea of cleansing the Thames on the grounds that it is costly.

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