18 DECEMBER 1926, Page 1

The Times correspondent says that the speech was admirable in

tone and made a profound impression. He describes it as the knell of the old Kruger (read that the Dutch- were the real South Africans, and that the others were interlopers—a creed which was the real root of racial enmity. With regard to the effect on South African domestic politics he says that the speech was " a political earthquake." Nobody knows what results it may have:. First among the possible results are, of course, changes in party allegiance. It seems that no politician in future need be bound to any particular party merely on the ground of racial affinity.

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