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(Received sMay5May 14, 10 a.m.) LONDON, May 12

Herr Scheidemann, the German Premier, addressing the National Assembly, described the Treaty as unacceptable. He protested against the violence it would involve to the German people. The Social Democrats opposed a. definite refusal. ;:■ '?.'"-. (Received May 114, 11 a.m.) COPENHAGEN, May 13. Herr Scheidemann, addressing the representatives of '. the foreign Press, outlined the speech which he later delivered to the National Assembly. He said it was possible to form a Government which would,sign the terms, but lie was doubtful whether sucli Government would be acceptable to the Allies. 3,' he Independent Socialists' manifesto showed a willingness to sign, but, personally, he: thought the present coalition was the only possible Government. A reactionary Government was impossible, while an,lndependent, Socialist administration was equally unable, to. fuljfil the conditions. :;

"As the; existing Government," he added,,"we.will do all we can to modify or make the -terms acceptable, but it is unthinkable'■■the Government.can accept the terms .in their present form." : .

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GERMAN PREMIER'S SPEECHES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9609, 14 May 1919

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GERMAN PREMIER'S SPEECHES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9609, 14 May 1919

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