MR. LLOYD GEORGE AND HIS PRINCIPLES.
[70 THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."]
beg to enclose two extracts regarding the Chancellor of the Exchequer which have some bearing on his present position. That from the British Weekly speaks of "a league " watching over his career. Can any of its members have been on the Committee ? "A. G. G." in the Daily News refers to him as a statesman who never " talks about a theory" and with a " light hold of principles which keeps you always a little on tenterhooks."—I am, Sir, &c., Z.
"He has been content to trust himself to the league of his nearest and closest friends, who have judged all important questions first and above all in the light of the effect of their decision upon his career."—British Weekly, September 1912.
"It is the comradeship of courage that explains Mr. George's well-known admiration for the elder statesman—this and a certain light hold of principles common to both men. . . . He is the least doctrinaire of men. You will never hear him talk about a theory. From this comes not merely his strength but his weakness—that light hold of principles which I have said he shares with Mr. Chamberlain, and which keeps you always a little on tenterhooks. He is the portent of the new time, the man of the people in the seat of power."—Mr. Lloyd George. Character-sketch by "A. G. G.," Daily News, January 18th, 1913.