6 JANUARY 1923, Page 32


" Centurion," whose identity is no secret, makes " A Plea for the Punishment of Politicians," which is directed to the address of Mr. Lloyd George. " A Bevan, for gambling with the money of shareholders committed to his charge, receives seven years' imprisonment. Why should a Minister or Front Bench politician be allowed with impunity to demand or carry out a policy which may bring death, torture or mutilation to thousands of his countrymen, which may precipitate bank- ruptcy, which may serve the interests of hostile nations ? " Miss Edith Sellers describes her adventures " In Search of a Four-roomed Dwelling " for an ex-Service man. She found plenty of new houses for sale, but not one to let—cottages seem to be the last things that anyone will build. Miss Sellers's experience is unhappily typical and in no way exceptional, and illustrates the gravity and urgency of the housing problem. Mr. J. F. Darling's exposition of his scheme for " Currency Co-operation in the British Empire " deserves attentive reading. Mr. C. Claxton Turner explains "How Sweden Faces the Enemy "—the enemy being venereal disease.