During the past week, the Prime Minister continued, there had
been a good deal of propaganda on both sides. Personally he had " an instinctive dislike of propaganda," but the piece of propaganda he condemned most was that which said that an attack was going to be made on wages generally. " So far as I know there is not a word of truth in that. I will not countenance any attempt on the part of employer4 to use the present occasion for trying to reduce wages or to get an increase of powers." He stood, he said, by every word of the message which he had broadcast on the first day of the strike.