19 MAY 1923, Page 1

The Home Secretary has unjustifiably been accused of wanting to

detract from the immemorial personal rights of Englishmen. His responsibility was extremely heavy ; his information was that there was a conspiracy here against the Free State which exposed institutions, buildings and the lives of prominent men to imminent danger. The critics who forget all that show how little sense of responsibility they themselves have. Mr. Bridge- man, of course, acted on the advice of the Law Officers, and, unfortunately, the Law Officers, in the opinion of the Court of Appeal, advised him wrong.