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Free-trade amendment to the Address. The Government, he urged, should

tell the country whether they were Protectionist or Anti-Protectionist, and he went on to show how various and uncertain bad been the utterances of members of the Ministry on the fiscal controversy. For example, he quoted Lord Percy's remark that "for all his objects Mr. Chamberlain carries with him the hearty approval of his colleagues in the Government he has left," and other equally strong assertions, and contrasted them with some very mild utterances of Mr. Gerald Balfour. Mr. Morley ended by imploring Members to ask themselves before they voted whether they were going to vote for confidence in a Protectionist or an Anti-Protectionist Government.