29 JANUARY 1921, Page 1


THE signs accumulate that the need of economy in public expenditure is at last seriously impressing itself upon the nation. If the public have a real political sense, and we feel sure they have, the demand for economy will soon become the popular cry. And if the Government do not satisfactorily conform to it, the end of the Government will be in sight. Among the most encouraging signs of the week were the speech made by Sir George Younger at Cambridge on Monday and the new message sent to the Prime Minister by the Association of British Chambers of Commerce. Sir George Younger, who addressed the University Conservative Association, said that headquarters had not always appreciated the immense importance of those at the Universities who professed Conservative or Unionist principles. In future he intended to take a keen interest in both Cambridge and Oxford Conservative Associations.