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THE WELSH OUTLOOK NOTES OF THE MONTH 275 OLD MEMORIES 279 CONSTRUCTIVE INFLU- ENCES AT WORK IN THE CHURCH IN WALES 282 BORROW'S "WILD WALES" 285 DECEMBER, 1922. THE General Election is over, and one of the most interesting features, both of the election itself and of the events which which led up to it, is that they afford another instance of how, as Victor Hugo said of Waterloo, a first class battle can be won by a second class general. It was something of a triumph for a Sir George Younger to secure-at his own convenient hour and under the most favourable conditions for his purposes-the deposition of the most brilliant and re- sourceful strategist of our generation. But that is nothing like the full measure of this second class general's victory. By this well-timed deposition he completely para- lysed Mr. Lloyd George's sword arm, and made the great cavalier look pathetic in all attempts at attack, as his followers learnt soon to their sorrow, with the result that the most popular individual leader, to all appearances, in the country, was completely routed in the constituencies, and left in the House with no more than a ghost of a following. To do all this, the controller of the Tory machine took the risk of a party split and faced the loss of a number of the most experienced of his party leaders. But he knew the mood of the country- completely sick of compromises involving sacrifice of principles-and the temper of The Editor does not necessarily identify himself with the opinions of contributors to The Welsh Outlook." Editorial responsibility is limited to the views expressed in the Notes of the Month." Manuscripts sent should be accompanied by a stamped and addressed envelope. "Where there is no vision the people perish." CONTENTS: PAGE A REPLY TO SIR HARRY REICHEL 289 THE HWYL AND THE ENGLISH WIFE 291 DEVELOPMENT OF A FACULTY OF THEOLOGY AT BANGOR 295 Annual Subscription, 7/6. NOTES OF THE MONTH PAGE PAGE POETRY— Nature's FORGIVE- NESS 296 THE WELSH TIN PLATE TRADE 297 WALES AT WORK- A SOCIAL DIARY. 298 WELSH WOMAN'S PAGE 300 Half Year, 3/9 (post free) his own followers, with the result that now he has placed his party in power, with a comfortable majority over all other parties and groups, on a minority vote in the country and with nothing but negation for a policy. That is the election from the caucus point of view. Its results possess an enormous significance from other and more important standpoints. Thank God," says Wayfarer of the Nation, we have become a political nation once again," and it is true. The General Election has re- vealed a genuine and real cleavage of policy between the Government, with its avowed supporters and benevolent well-wishers on the one hand, and the opposition parties on the other. The emergence of Labour, with its one hundred and forty-two mem- bers in the House, as the official opposition, makes it quite clear that the fundamental political issue of the future will arise over the notion of property, and it is this that will determine the constitution as well as the destinies of parties. At the moment there is nothing more certain in English politics than that the next year or two will see the reunion of the Liberal Party. The gruelling its two sections have received at the polls has made the rank and file deter- mined on that, even though they may have to sacrifice some of their leaders in the