21 JUNE 1913, Page 1

We can, of course, quite understand Mr. Lloyd George's annoyance

because we have refused to make charges which he can answer, but have stuck steadily to charges which he cannot answer, and which at heart he knows are true. But is it fair, is it decent even, for a man in his position to make the deliberate misrepresentations which he made in the House of Commons on Wednesday, that is, in a place where we could not answer him and under conditions of privilege which forbid our taking action against him and holding him responsible for his libellous words ? Let him repeat them outside the House, and we will then see that he either substantiates them or pays the penalty he deserves to pay.