29 JANUARY 1921, Page 1

Sir George Younger no doubt showed his wisdom in this

matter, for it is the tendency of intellectual youth—Heaven bless them I—to be impatient of existing abuses. It has been said that every thinking boy ought to be a Socialist. Certainly the desire to improve the lot of the under-dog is only a proof of a generous spirit and of a desire for decency in the ordering of the national life. It must be left to experience to show, alas how often much harm may be done by the best-meant schemes ; and while youth is learning its lesson, it is just as well that it should have every opportunity of hearing both sides. We hope, therefore, that Sir George Younger will be able to carry out his plans.