17 AUGUST 1944, Page 4

The death of Captain G. C. Grey is a heavy

blow to the small Liberal Party in the House of Commons. That party, like Con. servatives and Labour, is weak in young members, and in Captain Grey a recruit who added to youth, character, ability and strong conviction in unusual degree was .found. In the combination at those qualities Captain Grey stood alone in his party. There are young candidates of whom much is hoped, but they have still to undergo the formidable ordeal of election. In the loss of such men as Neil Primrose and A. C. G. Gladstone -the House et Commons suffered more in the last war than it so far has in On, but no balance can be cast till the "cease fire" has sounded.