5 MAY 1923, Page 3

In any other country the angry or deluded people would

have wanted to "get back" on Authority. They would have attacked the police as the symbols of Authority, and when a policeman or two had been mauled the police as a body would have drawn their 'pistols or have used bayonets. It is easy to imagine what might have followed in that cramped space when shooting or stabbing caused the inevitable panic. From all such- events we were saved by the cool-headedness and good temper of the crowd. Truly the path of the revolutionary is not altogether easy in this country, for he would not be able to make much of such typical British people as gathered together at Wembley last Saturday.