26 JULY 1919, Page 3

Delegates of the "Triple Alliance" of miners, railwaymen, and transport

workers, meeting privately in London on Wed- nesday, decided to ask the members of their Unions whether they would take "industrial action " to " enforce " certain political demands. The demands include the abolition of Con- scription, the withdrawal of our troops from Russia, and absten. tion from "military Intervention" in trade disputes. The extremists who apparently control the "Triple Alliance" rejected a proposal that the meeting should be open to the Press, though they profess to abhor "secret diplomacy." "Industrial action" means, of course, a strike on the part of a small minority to coerce the Government representing the large majority. No Government could yield to such a threat.