11 SEPTEMBER 1920, Page 1

When all has been said, we cannot help feeling that

Mr. Thomas would be handsomely repaid if he came out boldly and told his followers that it is not only ridiculous but criminal, after having fought for generations for a wide franchise, to throw over that franchise and try to replace it by the dictation of a section. He would be well repaid also if he told his audiences, what we are sure he feels is the truth, that the one and sufficient explanation of the discomforts and meannesses of life to-day is the shortage of supply. If the workers would only re-create wealth at twice the pace at which they are doing it now, they would be in clover a year or two hence. Nobody proposes to cut wages pari paws, with the increase of wealth.