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In this case the support of Dr. Addison has been

lost. But what of that? Is he not of so strange a character—see Mr. Lloyd George's remarks—that he varies almost from day to day (or shall we say from speech to speech 1) from a Heaven-sent statesman indispensable on a hundred Cabinet Committees, master of every detail of the technique of making houses, to an unbusinesslike if well-meaning muddler from whom the housing scheme must be taken and given to some one who will run it on "more businesslike lines " ? What can be done with so variable a man ? At any rate, the Prime Minister is on safe ground when he boasts of the Treasury's generosity to the Doctor. It was indeed magnificent.