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BRITISH CRITICISM.

LONDON, April 10.

Four hundred members of the House of Commons have now signed the message to Mr Lloyd George, urging the exaction of the fullest indemnities. Mr Xiloyd George's reply has- not allayed Parliamentary uneasiness, which is fcased on various*reports and rumours .from' Paris,

' Mr Lloyd George's reply to the members'of the House of Commons on tlieJ indemnity demand is considered in some" ouarters to be a frank threat to those who are contemplating a vote of censure in the House of Commons. The originators of the telegram disavow disloyalty. They consider that tlz3 reply Is satisfactory. "The,' Times," in a leader, states that the indemnity memorial reveals an overwhelming British feeling against the Conference's vacillation and perversity in handling: the question. We must compel Germany to acknowledge her liability. If Germany is unable to suggest a means of payment, we must choose our securities. The "Daily Mail" says that public opinion is most profoundly alafmed. If Germany does not pay,, the British i>eox>le will be burdened with taxation for generations. Already the nation is taxed to the extent of £900,000 : 000 annually, and there is no reason why the aggressor should not be taxed on the same .scale .

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BRITISH CRITICISM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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BRITISH CRITICISM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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