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Before we leave the subject of Lord Curzon's letter we

must give him special thanks for the passage in which he deals with Cabinet loyalty. " It is absolutely essential to efficient Cabinet government that all members of the Cabinet shall show the most meticulous loyalty to their chief ani to theif colleagues. As long as a man remains in a Cabinet be must subordinate his private will to the will of the Cabinet as a whole. Otherwise there can come nothing but disaster from Cabinet rule. Cabinet Ministers, also, must not fail to remember that reticence of speech is the instru- ment by which loyalty is preserved.