21 OCTOBER 1922, Page 26

Mr. Chamberlain spoke at Birmingham on Friday, October 13th, to

the Midland. Conservative Club. He said that lie had worked in _perfect harmony with Mr. Lloyd George, who had acted with scrupulous loyalty to his Unionist allies. No question of principle had divided them or was likely to do so. These were days for the rallying of all parties to the. defence of the social order. The threat of Direct Action had again been raised. If the Labour Party obtained a majority through the divisions- and differences of other parties the responsibility of those who did not take " a national view in times of national danger " would be heavy. There was no possibility that in the new Parliament any good Government could be formed except by coalition.