Little Hope of Food Control – June 1917

Lord Devonport has retired from his thankless office. The reason given is ill health, and it is well known that his lordship’s health has not been good during the whole period of his office. He made blunders, but no one in this office could avoid that.

Now the people are promised a Labour Food Controller. If this is meant to silence the criticism of the working classes, it will likely fail. The Labour representative who understands complex commercial transactions on the largest scale and the delicate relations between supply and price, probably cannot be found.

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