At the present time especially the world is entitled to look at Great Britain for the efficient performance of this kind of service. The application of social wisdom and ingenuity, through whatever organ, to the needs and uses of the community as they successively arise this constitutes our Home Politics. The difference may seem one of speculation; but it pervades our practical politics through and through, giving rise to discussions concerning Centralization and Local Government, and obviously distinguishing our statesmen into two classes those who regard Government chiefly as a machinery for making new laws and institutions, and those who regard it rather as a machinery for removing old ones. In Colonial administration, properly so called, nothing of much interest is at present discussion; our compelled assent to the principle of colonial self-government having rid us of such questions of this class as might otherwise have been continually recurring.