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< The Young Men L Aud rtie Labour Leaders. J kr AI('xand.(',ï-TllOmp80n, joint' j^^or of the "Clarion," and a wpll- :t"n writer on International Labour pitiesj writing in a daily contempor- aty, says ??"'t the T??bour men with whom I spoken agree that Sir Auckland st.ga Ait talk about the muni- ?? "retx?' was fuHy due and even 'ft *e "n('r-(\nding audacity" of fat? unelected persons has about fath 'Orn,-d ?he depths. They instigate tb.kes ? denance of the trade unions. th ey arrogate to themselves the sole • coh^ r°l of the nation's war policy, and i ? spout perilous treason as pertly ) ?If'.Y would teach their grandams to ? egg6- ??L? valiant ignoramuses know no- Poj'? ?? Germany, nothing of world Po] 3 f Germany, nothing of wor l d lel,ltlCS, nothing of the war. All they kr0 ?8 that they don't want to ex- po?heir precious skins, and jolly well !f they can help it. Therefore th ? ? th?y ?" h?Ip it. There f ore they^ override the plain will of the sniasil the British Federation ,of p 'Lo States, submit Britain W the 01- ('r dshiP of the Prussian J unk"r, and ?Test the progress of democracy o? ? the whole world for the rest of tjje country. T, lwv wiD command Stive Countr> They will comman d R, ""erttl .?k,, tiiev will stop the I'ailwILYS conveying munitions to the  111 short, th('y ,ll play the ?vi?? short, they w?U play the I 1- VERY SMALL MINORITY. I ? T?y 1'h Can. They are, of course, a ( ferf v ey Can. They are, of course, a l? 8raall mInority. Their friend the 111' ? whom they are deliberately or ?t'f\n???y hoping, would call them [ ?? ^itemptible little army. j t?MemptibIe little army." ? Dt '3fortunatdy the great mass of the ][),Lldge family haven't much time to ctud or think and are easily led by  ?udest mouths. Hence it comes t Pa?s that the Amalgamated Com- ? ?, which is an unofficial, unrecog- '??) self-elected body, has been able ? ? alarming number of instances to i oJv ;rruI« the decisions of the legally ?.? ??'ttcd trade union authorities, exploiting small grievances, ll.(h eould have been easily adjusted, to ?? sporadic strik<?. The ulterior ? ?t)uPose of the inst iga tors of these skes ? '? Practical]y every case to 8to P the war and damn the consequen- ???' he strike leaders are invariably y? ? dentined with pro-German pro- ???da, who, more or less openly, 'pt")Ullee the cause of the Democratic ah!/8 ?? prate with unctuous gusto a,?? ?? their "German comrades." I rly own feeling is that the official ?dors of Labour ought themselves to i ?? tackled this intolerable situation S.ng ago. They ought to have preceded c.? Auckland Geddes in saying what I ^as now said for them. A Labour j .P. to whom I expressed this opin- explained that he had 150 letters IC dictate on behalf of the union he Presents and a meeting of the party attend in the afternoon. He told me j* thç. time he had spent at the Man- ",OWer Conference and various other engagements. It was utterly im- lble for him to do more. Work FOR THE LEADERS. t }) ?Ut while recognising the enormous t?Urc of work which has fallen upon ta.4(),r offieiils since the war absorbed ?)P Majority of their helpers, I still 'ilk that time should have been :L# filIrld fr propaganda meetings in the lthi. d districts moat affected, and ? Lat at least a joint manifesto might ? ?? bN'n issued briefly impressing f' (. ?'age-ea-rn?rs with their duty to ? M-tl!" ^r°thers in the nghting-Inw and ?1,1? difference to them between ?' ?ory and defeat. r OlÜ point more. The engineers, who twined to accept the conclusions of t? Shop Skward Conference, have withdrawn from ?he Man-Power i d, ^^rence. They attended on the first I ??' when their secretary, Mr. Brown- t ? ?c?y acœptRd Sir Auckland ?'* dp" proposal of sectional trade dis- '? at'.¡'¡I{)ns Since then they Imve never 1 L fjt ^ded. Is the dog also frightened f ?e tail?

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