6 JANUARY 1912, Page 11

Tuesday's papers contained an important announcement as to the campaign

organized by the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. The advice given by the Prime Minister to the anti-Suffragists to take off their coats has, it appears, been followed by at least three of his colleagues in the Cabinet. Lord Lorehurn and Mr. Lewis Harcourt are expected to take part in the Albert Hall meeting fixed for February 28th, along with Lord Curzon and Lord Cromer, and Mr. Hobhouse is already announced as a speaker in the campaign of the League. All opponents of Women Suffrage will feel grateful to the Ministers who have thus shown their determination to prevent what they realize would be a national disaster, but the situation thus created, in which members of the same Cabinet engage in open conflict, is unprecedented. It is an absolute negation of Cabinet solidarity.