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The debate, as a whole, need not be regarded as

in the least unsatisfactory by those who think as we do, and as we are sure the majority of the British people do. We can all agree cordially with Mr. Churchill's statement that we " should not be ashamed or afraid to say that we are not going to accept the position of certain and definite naval inferiority." Animated by those words, the House rejected the proposed reduction of the vote by 311 to 62.