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says the economio treatment and awake. Glittering generto be given to France, Belgium, alities will not dazzle the eyes Italy, and Amerioa must also of Europe. We demand panbe extended to Germany. ishment as well as reparation “Nothing but force majeure and indemnity, and we mean would compel Australia to to get them-all three. But do that.” No high-spirited our politicians do not want oountry, no loyal Dominion, to argue. They are happiest will permit any interference when they find a line of conwith the right to make suoh duot which seems to make laws or such fiscal arrange- resistance unnecessary. Nor ments as it deems proper. We do we see muoh ohance that did not go into this war to put they will strengthen their a halter round our necks. We opposition to the views of have not faoed the oruelty and hysteria. We must, therefore, bestiality of the Germans for rely upon the spirit of the four years merely to take their British nation, which in peace hand in friendship, and to 88 in war is stronger and admit them into our markets wiser than the spirit of the with open arms. President politicians. The British nation Wilson's desire to let off Ger- has won the war in spite of many as lightly as possible Mr Asquith and the futile receives no encouragement on opponents of consoription. It this side of the Atlantio. We will win the peace in spite of recognise that he cannot see those who soream about & the truth as clearly as it is League of Nations, which they presented to our eyes. The do not understand. country over which he pre- Indeed, we have not much sides has not suffered very cause to be grateful to our polimuch from the German policy tioians. The wisest of them, it is of brutality. No young girls true, were resolved upon viotory, in America have known the but let it be remembered that oruel fate of those unhappy they were strengthened in creatures who were stolen from their resolution by all the Lille and thrown to the wild best of our citizens. All of beasts in the German trenches. them, good and bad alike, The thought of this one deed have conspired to make a should harden our hearts for superfluous revolution while ever against the brutes who the war was in progress. could think of it and order it; The House of Commons bas and we have complete confi- renewed its existence, for six donoe that neither England nor months at a time, for the France will ever enter a league excellent reason that we did which admits to its privileges not wish the distraction of a the monsters who, since 1914, general election in the midst of have been fighting Germany's a war. The House of Commons battle in Europe.
has made this renewal an After all, indignation and a excuse for passing measures sense of justice are still alive which it was not empowered
beginning of the war. He took place on the roll, you will be
with sbo honoure mpt to Liberal
ohanged for England, and Mr single merit of the Coalition is Asquith knows it not. He that it will hold the Labour believes, with a touching sim- Party in cheok, and if that plioity, that we are still busied Party be not held in check it with the problems which before is all over with the Empire. the war aroused his well. The last meeting of the Party drilled audiences to enthusi. proves how dangerous & comasm, and that he has only to bination is malice and ignormention Free Trade or the anoe. Many of the Labour House of Lords to evoke an men are malicious; all are immediate response. Poor ignorant. And their capacity man! We are almost dis- for evil is enormously increased posed to be sorry for him. If by the support given to them he wastes too much time in by Messrs Webb and Shaw. the thankless task of flogging These two gentlemen, members, dead horses he will be too late both of them, of the hated for the poll.
bourgeoisie, are wreokers and no At last he begins to fear more. The fact that Mr Henfor his own position. Messrs derson accepts them as his MoKenna and Ranoiman may colleagues shows that Mr Henbe staunoh in loyalty, or they derson laoks sincerity. Mr may not be. In any case, they · Shaw was kind enough to tell are not enough to make & the Party that he was a much party. And Mr Samuel-is cleverer man than Mr Henderhe a tower of strength in a son. He may be, or he may British Parliament? Mr Ag- not be. About this delicate quith, then, having spoken question we hold no opinion. with the old familiar voice at We do know that Mr Shaw, Glasgow, suddenly made the boasting that he pays superastounding oonfession that he tax upon his inoome, has no was in complete agreement sort of right to belong to the with Mr Lloyd George. Is he, Labour Party. But he had we wonder? Mr Lloyd George, simple men to deal with, and he & chameleon, has been able to was right, no doubt, when he assume all the colours. Mr thought that his damp squibs Asquith is not so easy & re- in that kind of company would fleotor as Mr Lloyd George, appear like real fireworks. and when he tells us that "he However, his namesake, Mr could add nothing nor with- Shaw, of the Textile Workers, draw anything from the Prime a far saner, better man than Minister's speech," you per- he, said the last word of the ceive olearly enough what a braggart writer of plays. “If juggle is polition, and you are Mr Bernard Shaw," said he, persuaded that it matters very “were ten times as olever as he little what Mr Asquith thinks thinks he is, an utterly im. or does not think.
possible thing, I would still Mr Lloyd George's cast-iron say that this is one of the Coalition has but one opponent vilest insinuations that ever a —the Labour Party. The man uttered "-the insinuation VOL, CCIV.—NO. MCCXXXVIII.