4 JANUARY 1930, Page 5

Why does not the Prime Minister use his great power

Of nabial persuasion more vigorously ? Does he not admit that we are in the presence of an industrial and financial crisis which requires a vast common effort comparable to that which the nation put forth in the War ? He bound the Americans with spells, but- he -has allowed Mr. Baldwin (if we may judge from the New Year's Message of the Unionist leader to the Primrose 'League) to fall hack to the position of thinking a denun- -ciation of Socialism a more useful line of action than a demand for all-Party co-operation. There is really a huge'conunon garden, and the word to start cultivating it must come from the Prime Minister himself.

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