4 APRIL 1914, Page 2

After a speech partly taken up with the question of

Army discipline, in which Mr. Samuel went perilously near to advocating a slave Army such as we have described elsewhere as " the kind of Army that the Home Rulers want," Mr. Agar- Robartes, who is, of course, a Liberal, closed the debate with a speech of candid criticism. After recalling incidents in the "passive resistance" campaign to show how fiercely the Pro- testant flame could burn, and how even the cry of "Rome on the Rates!" rouses intense indignation, he urged his party to return to the old principles of Liberalism, which used to be "Trust the People," rather than the new principles of official Liberalism, which read "Coerce the People."