12 APRIL 1940, Page 15

There are still many cards in the National pack, and

many discards, which might be used. The tough integrity, the ripe experience, of Mr. L. S. Amery cannot for much longer be disregarded ; Mr. Duff Cooper has returned to us with his knowledge widened and his vigour enhanced ; the names of Mr. Harold Macmillan, of Sir George Schuster, of Mr. Richard Law, and of Mr. Robert Boothby are being increas- ingly canvassed. These men have not strolled along the prim- rose path of reticence. They have spoken (in my opinion) far too much. But they deserve office and they will get it.