United Calm Resolute

The storm of war which has involved almost the whole Continent of Europe has broken over these Islands and we are at grips with Germany. In this moment of supreme Peril in which our honour, our duty, our interests and freedom of the peoples of Europe are at stake, the nation has the incalculable and happy advantage of unity. As Mr Bonar Law said in the characteristically forcible speech in which he pledged to the Government the support of the Unionist Party in whatever steps Mr Asquith and his colleagues in the Ministry may think it necessary to take.

At midnight on Tuesday we were at war with German Empire and already the fleets of the two nations have met and valuable lives and costly material have been sacrificed.

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