So far from seeing anything to criticize or object to
in these principles, we regard their enforcement as essential to national salvation. We do, however, trust most sincerely that these principles will be enforced and maintained in a conservative and moderate spirit. We mean by this that the leaders of the movement should do nothing to confuse and break up still further the bewildered Unionist Party. They must not follow Mr. Lloyd George's example, even though they have far better motives and far less selfish aims. Their first object should be to keep the existing Unionist Party together and to take it as
their corner-stone and foundation. On it they may yet build freedom's strongest and best citadel—temptum et arx—at once a fortress and a shrine.