Punch,  50 (1866), 86.

Punch's Essence of Parliament



Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery


Nationalism, Race, Animal Behaviour, Animal Husbandry, Disease, Telegraphy, Politics, Government, Railways, Environmentalism

    Implicitly likening the Fenians to the cattle plague, notes the government's suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland, remarking that the 'Fenian-pest has to be stamped out'. Later notes the passage of the 'Cattle Bill' and a bill 'enabling Government to seize the Telegraph lines in Ireland', and notes Thomas Hughes's resistance to a railway bill. (86)

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