First of all there was a political union among the different parts of the empire and then it 'became economic. While in London some years ago the Prime Minister said that it was not so much an economic empire that we had, but we had to look for spiritual values and wider hopes- It was not a material thing. This item proves that our union with the British empire rests on an economic basis. When the Prime Minister speaks about spiritual values and wider hopes, this is for the future, but for the present we must rest upon economic matters. This
vote shows that he was quite wrong when he was speaking only about spiritual values and wider hopes. We have enough of these hopes for the future. We must look to the present.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS