29 JUNE 1918, Page 3

Even if it be admitted that the matter is very

important, it is far more important to find the men so badly needed by the Army. It is also far more important to find means of helping Russia. That alone is a task for every minute of the Prime Minister's time. The Home Office has not really done badly in the matter of aliens except in the distorted imaginations of people who find no game so exhilar- ating and so satisfying as Alien-hunting. To see the various problems which confront us out of their proper perspective is not to conduct the war rationally or strongly.