15 FEBRUARY 1930, Page 3

The Young Plan in the Reichstag When we write the

Young Plan and associated agree- ments are under debate in the Reichstag. Herr Hugen- berg broke silence for the first time to attack the motion for ratification. He used the customary extravagant language about the Young Plan destroying the freedom and unity of Germany and hastening her progress towards Bolshevism, but he did not reply to the ten pertinent questions which the Foreign Minister, Herr Curtius, had put to him in the Referendum debate last December. Nor did he convey the idea that there was any alternative policy. Herr Curtius mixed humour with his impassioned plea for approval of the Government's work as being common sense. There seems to be little doubt of .the ratification of the Plan.

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