Punch,  52 (1867), 103.

Even-Handed Justice in the House of Commons





Government, Politics, Surgery, Disease, Medical Treatment, Vaccination

    Reviewing the 'intentions of the Government' regarding parliamentary reform, notes that several boroughs (including Great Yarmouth and Totnes) are to be disenfranchised or 'cut off from the Borough-body, as members so utterly rotten, that, being past cure, they admit of no treatment but amputation'. Notes that Mr Punch would like this treatment to be applied to other rotten boroughs, although he thinks this might lead to the borough-body being left with 'very few limbs at all'. Proceeds to consider whether this treatment should be 'dealt out' to those corrupt politicians who have 'inoculated' their constituencies with 'plague' and made them rotten.

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