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IN GOVERNING BRITAIN

"TIMES" PLEADS FOR FAIR PLAY

CONDEMNS TORY-LIBERAL' PACT.

(UNHID FRJSSI ASSOCIATION. —COPYRIGHT.) '

(PUBLISBED IN THE TIMES.)

(Received 9th, January, 9 a.m.)

LONDON, ,Bth January.

"The Tinies," in a leading article, repeats its contention that a prospect of a Labour Government faced with a strong-informed opposition in the present circumstances would. be less dangerous than a hasty, artificial Consei va-tiye-Liberal pact, with the object of excluding Labour from power. "Let there be no misunderstanding of tfre risks involved," says "The Times." "A Ministry of which Mr. Macdonald is the head, necessarily composed of men without experience in tlie business of national government, will almost inevitably make mistakes for which the country 'will pay, but some loss must be faced, if the country is to win through to stable government supported by an independent majority. . -

"If an eleventh-hour'pact be''made, the rank and file of Labour may reasonably feel that -they ' have beei^ tricked.. They are inspired, no. doubt,-'with exaggerated hopes: They believe that, •if a Labour Government be given the opportunity, they can, and will, find a remedy for all social and industrial distress. ' ' '

"If Labour is denied the opportunity by an alliance based on panic, these hopes will become tnore exaggerated. Their" expression will be more "violent. It is far better that those now entertaining them should learn the relation between what is desired and what is possible from the experience of their own leaders in office.", !

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IN GOVERNING BRITAIN, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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IN GOVERNING BRITAIN Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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