The University of Dublin | Trinity College -- Ollscoil Átha Cliath | Coláiste na Tríonóide
Trinity's Access to Research Archive
Home :: Log In :: Submit :: Alerts ::

TARA >
JSSISI: Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1847- >
Archive JSSISI: 1847- Complete Collection >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/7851

Title: Over-taxation and local expenditure in Ireland
Author: Synnott, Nicholas J.
Keywords: Taxation
Act of Union
Issue Date: 1899
Publisher: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Citation: Synnott, Nicholas J. 'Over-taxation and local expenditure in Ireland'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. X Part LXXIX, 1898/1899, pp404-432
Series/Report no.: Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. X Part LXXIX 1898/1899
Abstract: The speech delivered by Mr. Arthur Balfour in the House of Commons on the 5th July, 1898, has evidently been considered a particularly effective and unanswerable reply to the financial demands of Ireland, for it was not only greeted with a chorus of plaudits at the time, but it has since been reprinted and published in pamphlet form by the Conservative Central Office, with an appendix containing tables of figures, now appearing for the first time. As this statement of the case has received a quasi-official sanction, and to many has appeared final and conclusive, it seems the proper subject of special criticism. Nobody can deny the effectiveness of the speech as a debating effort, but as a permanent justification for the attitude of the Government it will, I venture to predict, be as ineffectual as Mr. Gladstone's plausible justification for the imposition of the Income Tax on Ireland in 1853. We may re-affirm of Mr. Balfour's speech what the author of the well-known article in the Edinburgh Review said of Mr. Gladstone's reasoning: "It is true also that he had a good debating answer - when has he not had one - but a good debating answer is one thing, and sound ground of policy quite another." The jugglery of Mr. Gladstone in dealing with the Consolidated Annuities was all sufficient for the House of Commons for the time being, and is now universally condemned; and it may be that Mr. Balfour's startling arithmetical results do not carry the argument one point further, inasmuch as they are worked out on a principle that assumes the main point at issue.
Description: Read Tuesday, 27th January, 1899
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/7851
ISSN: 00814776
Appears in Collections:Archive JSSISI: 1847- Complete Collection
JSSISI: 1894 to 1900, Vol. X, Parts LXXIV to LXXX

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
jssisiVolX404_432.pdf1.41 MBAdobe PDFView/Open


This item is protected by original copyright


Please note: There is a known bug in some browsers that causes an error when a user tries to view large pdf file within the browser window. If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be repaired", please try one of the solutions linked below based on the browser you are using.

Items in TARA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback