20 SEPTEMBER 1940, Page 3

If the people wish to be reassured that every kind

of reason- able grievance will be considered, that measures adequate to every new phase of the war will be undertaken, there still remains the High Court of Parliament. Democracy can now show the world how to trust a leader, how a King and Queen can rule in the affections of the people, and how neighbourliness and patriotism can succeed in accomplishing all those thousand acts of kindness and service which no Government Department can ever visualise. Such is the fine temper of an ancient people. It is for Government, national and local, to be worthy of them. No greater test was ever laid on it.