I have no kind of animus against the Daily Herald.
On the contrary, I regard it as in many ways a very inter- esting and competent paper. But its readers must have been struck more than once by a congenital tendency towards a certain recklessness of statement. Consider, for example, the following " current events":
Daily Herald announces Government plan for the reform of the League of Nations, abolishing security through collective action.
Categorically denied by Sir Samuel Hoare.
" Strong Reports " of a defence loan of £200,000,000 announced by Daily Herald. Stigmatised by Mr. Chamberlain as a typical product of " the Daily Herald lie factory."
Libel actions inrespect of statements made in the Daily Herald, brought by Messrs. A. and S. Rozembergh against the Daily Herald,settled payment of a sum in respect of damages and cost 5.
APOLOGY for, and complete withdrawal of, statement made in the Daily Herald of Novem- ber 8th regarding a photograph reproduced by the Conservative Central Office.
Damages of £1,000 given against the Daily Herald and another defendant in respect of statements made in the Daily Herald.
Not an unsubstantial crop for just over a week.
November 4th. November 7th. November 8th. November 8th. November 12th.