21 JUNE 1913, Page 1


THE most important event of the week has been the Marconi Debate in the House of Commons. We have expressed in our first leading article our deep concern that the House of Commons should have established a low rather than a high standard of Ministerial conduct. That must be the result of the House deliberately refusing to express regret at the Stock Exchange transactions of Ministers and at their concealment of those transactions. Here we will only say that we must now appeal from the judgment of the Liberal, Nationalist, and Labour majority to that of the English people. They must be asked whether they are content with the low standard dictated to the House by the Liberal majority. We do not believe that they will be.