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LABOUR & THE BILL

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LABOUR & THE BILL V 1 II m mm M PROTEST AGAINST | COMPULSION. TO-DAY'S DISCUSSION AT WESTMINSTER. M P 's Baited. LONDON, Thursday. The sPecaal Labouj- oen^i-ess convened in agreement with the decision of the Bristol tougiess opened to-da.y at the Central Hall, Westminster. It was announced as calleJ for the purpose of om"id.erisg the Govern- ment's (.'ompuJsory iijiitary Service Bill, and the chairman WPU; Mr. Harry Gosling, L.C.C., cliaaxniaii of the Trades Union Con- gress. As the delegates assembled leaflets were handed to them containing a report printed by three Nt;.uoiial Committees, signed by the chauuTAn ami by ^vir. Bovverman, the secre- tary. The Jea.ilt HIIHlllarjsed t-he position aaio. asked the members t,, recogni^ dId there iested npon the a great re-i ;-pousioi!ity in makinc its de-b-miJ. A Non-committal Resolution. The resolution set forth on the Auaper was in the following* terms Tijiis conference rearririns the decision of the Bristol r.rl"ade. lJ nil.n CQngLfs when it ima.ni.monsly protested, inthe mtrna of ever throe million of organised 1-y ger- rice. Jt regrets that the unity ana soli- dfu'ity of the nation have been gravely un- perilled, aaid industrial and political li- berty menaced by the action of the Com- pnlsionists, against wiiich it makes a mc-st emphatic protest. The conference rejoices a,t the magnificent'ancceifc oi the voluntary principle, which in so short a period has supplied this country with an Arim of fonji' millions ot free men, but it is com- pelled with regret to recognise that, in spite of Lord Derby s rcheme having pro- duced nearly three mdlion volunteers, the iiet by the Prime Minister"'s Pistfge to the married resruits, which, m the opiniou of hilt Go-vernment, has rendered necessary the Military Ser- vice Biii. re- sults as not yet ascertained vith suificient accuracy and cc.rtainty to warrant so mq- mentons a proposal passed by Par- liament, but wishes tD leave the Labour members to vote UI;)-i1 it as they indi- viduilly think fit. Other l^soiutions sent in were remitted to the Standing Orders Committee, and t-o tfie (-)I, d er.,7 (. omynit,tee, and ?jt.m- this formahty h3à b!lm disposed oi the chairman read the special circular above referred to. its affirmations were greeted with ie peated cheers. There was a demonstration when the choarman readied the sentence, Unfortun- ately, we cannot, dispose of the grave prcb; lem c,reùJt3d t,hat org<J.18ed labour is in any w'?y b?.nd by the Prime Minister ptati"g "hat Hie p,lN1{ giv°n o-nds ih? Govern- ■ ment. Prom ail parts of the hall came a shout. But, Not Us! Not Us! Another sentence in the circular was: The Government Bill is limited in scop? and time: it terminates with the restoiv- tion of peace." These word^s, as they fell from the Oh-linnan's lips, were pror-tc r) witb deridvo iknig hter, and s houts oi tJ ,Ü f' '(' II t ion Mr. ,J. Hodge,. M.P., in moving the m-o- la tion on the jfeper, declared (lie vobniUii-y system had not failed. A-n army of. three withi ) iijt-.en mootini w*w* un- paralleled an the \wvld's lvistijry. The Prime Minister should have taken account ?ot his own dictum, "Wait and see. of !),is 4)v.-ii d,ct,uji), Wiit ;iiid st)c, Crsat marrisc? mrn would nor. n o • '•.•me forw;;r-:i bnt jl. Mr. Asquith's pledge. (" Qv.fsP.ifn,' j that wa« the general opinion. But for tl, pledge and the Derby :heme *'■>,»%• -j:• hav- til) ruptiou.) The resoiutioo he was proposing represented the views of the moderate man ldt frredojn of opinion to C-m Lab'mr mem oars i-n the I-Iouse oi" (.i.-Tunton-?. Y" ojees; We say ro. Mr. Will Thome, M. P. We say yes. De p:??? ? We say i ?. :.l.pg;;tt' hj:(I.:("1 ru'" "éI:i;¡: Labour ][?Tbera diSerentiv from the way t-hey have been treated in the past. (Mors interruptioTi. ) The Chairman (intervening^: If the Blil re A Gen-3re.1 Election, ard that would be the worft possible day for the Labour party. The issue would then be compulsion lull and complete. Wh-en askci if tlif Bill would be used for oppressing labour the Premier acknowledged it wo-ild not by nodding his head. (Loud laughter.) Mr. Hodge: We" -his head inti- m-fiig that Labour. \)Ulri be protected. Mr. James Sexton (Liverpool Dockers.),- on rising to .second the resolution, was .ccevtd with soine hostile cries. This reception drew from him the reproof "This is a ,*erioua mat-le.r and ought not to be the subject of jeFs," A Delegate Put !t down to their "Vulgar abuse," said Atr. Sexton, is no argument." Ho went on to recall the cir- cumstances under which the Bristol resolu- tion was approved. The Prime Minister's pledge was a silly pledge, but it went by default and was not challenged. (Voices Challenge it UOF.") Blt silly as it was, I without ;t they would not have reached Loi-d I Kitchener's requirements. The Government j proposals were the flabbiest he had ever heard. If they did not amQUDt to limited conscription the conscientious objector wonbl so grow that everybody would have a. conscience. He warned the conference that; a general election would result in the re- turn of a House of Commons pledged to conscription (If" worst character. Mr. Havelock WHsoB heartily supported the resolution, and spoke amidst some noise, delegates sitting in his vicinity now and again raising vocal objections to his re- marks. Ml". Ben Turner reminded the conference of the Trade Union pledge and hoped they would not a.dmit the thin end of the wedge to-day. Were they going to bow down to tho House of Lords? ("No.") It was said the Labour memWs might lose their seats at the General Election. Let them go down defending justice and right. We must win I his war, but not by means which would ic h v?ou l ci bring about ?g'g<? wars. At this stage the Stindin? Orders Com- mibt?e reported amendments from represen- ?t,at,i,vq groups had been sent in. Adjournment Proposal. [ Five members of Parliament, vaz., Messrs. Whitehouse, Llewelyn WIlliam". Holt, Pd. Lambert, and Joyn-son Hicks, have given notice to move on the second reading of the Military Servioe Bill that it be read a second time upon this day three months.

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