29 JANUARY 1927, Page 3

But much the most important of his convictions is that

all legislation which could even plausibly be repre- sented as an attack upon trade unions would do more harm than good. Industrial peace is our objective. To do anything that would prevent peace would be mad. Dr. Shadwell lays it down that the kind of reform which has the sanction of the majority of' trade unionists is the only kind worth having. We sincerely hope that the Government will direct their inquiries to finding out how far there could be reform by consent.

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