21 OCTOBER 1922, Page 26

Lord Salisbury, leader of the Conservative and Unionist Movement, otherwise

known as the " Die-Hards," held a meeting in Arlington Street on Tuesday. He .said that an appeal ought to be made to the. Conservative instincts of the country. Therefore the Conservative Party respectfully demanded its freedom. It was not bound to the Coalition. It wanted a Conservative Party— reasonable, moderate, and not reactionary. He did not agree with Mr. Chamberlain that Labour was the danger. On the contrary, he and his friends were confident that the sane policy they desired would attract' sane working men. That is exactly what we hoped for and expected from Lord Salisbury.