He had to contend with the bitter hostility of the French protectionists, which occasioned a good deal of vacillation on the part of the emperor and his ministers.
The Protectionists have pointed _ to it as showing the disposition of the first Congress to 1789 1816.
Rate was to have gone into effect, the Protectionists again had control of Congress, and after a brief period of two months, during which this 20 per cent.
In 1872 a more general reduction was carried of war out, strongly resisted by the Protectionists, and finally duties.
The more aggressive protectionists among Mr Chamberlain's supporters had lately become very confident, and Mr Balfour plainly repudiated "protection" in so far as it meant a policy aiming at supporting or creating home industries by raising home prices; but he introduced a new point by declaring that an Imperial Conference would be called to discuss with the colonies the question of preferential tariffs if the Unionist government obtained a majority at the next general election.