21 OCTOBER 1922, Page 25

Mr. Lloyd George, speaking at Manchester last Satur- day, said

that in spite of his critics the people did not believe that the Government had deliber- ately endeavoured to rush the country into war. " We ensued peace. - We insured peace." The successful results were largely due to Sir Charles Harington, Sir Horace Rumbold and Lord Curzon, but as Sir Charles Harington himself had said, success would have been impossible had it not been for the resolution and firmness displayed by the Government in sending reinforcements to Chanak. While the Government had been engaged in their most difficult task they had been assailed with " misrepresentation, abuse and innuendo such as no . Government in conducting international affairs had been subjected to before." " The country," commented Mr. Lloyd George, " resents it."