Punch,  49 (1865), 26.

Mr Disraeli's Speech (Specially Reported)



Address, Spoof


Politics, Vaccination, Telegraphy, Sanitation, Pollution, Public Health, Progress

    Disraeli insists that whatever the verdict of the 'trial' of 'Conservative Reaction [...] the facts remain the same', and proceeds to defend some of the ways in which Britain has benefited from his party. He boasts that the Conservatives have given Britain 'the Thames Embankment [...] Vaccination, and the Electric Telegraph', as well as the acclimatisation of salmon in the streams, and the destruction of bluebottles in butchers' shops.

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