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This is part of a speech made by Benjamin Disraeli, the leader of the Conservative party in the House of Commons in April 1866. He was speaking during a debate on the Second Reform Bill.
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“I say that in a country governed by a woman- where you allow women to form part of the other estate of the realm- peeresses in their own right for example- where you allow a woman not only to hold land, but to be a lady of the manor and hold legal courts- where a woman by law may be a churchwarden and overseer of the poor- I do not see, when she has so much to do with the state and the church, on what reasons, if you come to right, she has not a right to vote.”