The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57
"Here is the shadowing forth of a policy which is in the highest and truest sense Conservative, and which may fitly occupy a prominent place in the programme of the Conservative party. The consolidation of the British Empire is a conception grand enough and beneficial enough to occupy the mind of a great statesman and an historical party. If ever a confederation of nations under the British flag were to become a practical, working reality, it would involve an Imperial Parliament, whose greatness and power would dwarf into insignificance the national Legislature as it exists at present. One thing, at any rate, is certain, that the Radical faction in England, little though they realise it and little as they may desire it, are steadily preparing the minds of the English people for such a change by their persistency in lowering the tone of one House, and disparaging the other."