Mr Edward Harney

Former MP for South Shields

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Recent appearances

  • Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Class IX. 20 Dec 1928

    I was very interested in the speech of the Prime Minister [HON. MEMBERS: "Speak up!"] There are so many here that really one is inclined to whisper. The right hon. Gentleman treated us to one of those customary doses of hope. Well, "Hope Without Action" would be a very suitable slogan for the attitude of the Government. It recalled to my mind a few appropriate lines from Campbell's "Pleasures...
  • Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Class IX. 20 Dec 1928

    I do not want to dwell upon this point, because I know I am speaking accurately, but they had an opportunity before there was any strike of saying: "Here is the Report of our Royal Commission. It is not a question of who will accept it or who will reject it. We will put it into force." Had the Government done that, the men would not have been placed in the position in which they were placed,...
  • Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Class IX. 20 Dec 1928

    I will tell the hon. and learned Member. We have been saying for many years what we would do; and we have been right. I noticed some words in the Prime Minister's speech to-day which I thought were strangely reminiscent of something I had read before, and I said to my hon. Friends "Have I not heard that before?" They were taken direct out of the Yellow Book. What we have been saying is this....

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Former MP for South Shields

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 10 May 1929 — General election

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