18 OCTOBER 1924, Page 3

We have not, of course, space to deal with the

hubbub of speech-making which has been going on all over the country. To us perhaps the most interesting point in all the speeches was Mr. Lloyd George's declaration at the Queen's Hall on Tuesday that he regarded all attempts at co-operation with Labour as hopeless. "You never can depend upon them for a single hour. That is the way they have treated our support, and so far as I am concerned they shall have no more of it." If that was not merely one of Mr. Lloyd George's charac- teristically impulsive remarks, the way will become much plainer for the formation of a combined anti-Socialist Party. As we- have said in a leading article, it is really essential that anti-Socialists should co-operate if we are to prevent the accomplishment of the economic revolu- tion which Socialists propose. In many constituencies the devastating results of triangular contests are being avoided, but not enough has yet been done,