3 APRIL 1920, Page 2

The battleground of the National Liberal Club was the scene

of another display of arms on Friday week, when Mr. Lloyd George addressed his Liberal supporters and replied to the criticisms of Mr. Asquith and the Labour Party. He said that the Socialist attack upon him was "the more important as it represented the larger following." Not one of the apologists ef the Labour Party had denied the statement that the doctrine of oomraunism was the centrepiece of he Labour programme. No Labour leader, indeed, would dare to deny it for fear of shattering his party from the top to the bottom. As for the followers of Mr. Asquith, they could not form a Government "without coalescing." Whether Mr. Asquith coalesced with Socialists or Unionists, he would find exactly the same difficulties as the leaders of the present Coalition were finding, and he would have to meet them in the same way.