30 JANUARY 1926, Page 2

The Prime Minister has made three remarkable speeches this week

: the first in London on Monday, the second at Stirling on Tuesday, and the third at Sunderland on Wednesday. On Monday he said that British political and financial prestige abroad now stood at a higher level than at any time since the Wan It was in the Locarno spirit that the Government had sent Lord Cecil to Geneva to take part in the Disarmament Conference. As regards home affairs, he held that the Government had done right -in spite of the financial condition of the country to intro- 'duce pensions for widows and orphans. The Government were determined, in conducting all their contributory 'schemes, to try to develop a public opinion which would support the men who rightly drew benefit and would hold up to opprobrium the malingerer.

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