19 NOVEMBER 1921, Page 12


[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Mr. A. F. Buxton in your issue of October 29th sny3: " Statesmanship must be constructive." I agree with and I should also like to tell him that not only have I spoken against "Ca' canny" on many a score of platforms in England, but have also written in the Daily Herald that any one of 115 who gets something for nothing gets it at the expense of his neighbours. As to my efforts in striving to get work for the unemployed and my local work generally, these must be judged by other people. The only point I want to press neither myself, nor, so far as I know, any of my friends in the Labour movement, desire that anybody should be Paid f" doing nothing, whether they live in Belgravia or East London- 89 Bow Road, E. S. is that