" OUT OF STRENGTH . . ." Meanwhile the Government pressed forward with its plan for national rearmament—a policy made essential by the popula crusade for unilateral disarmament so long and successful^ conducted by the Socialist Party and the consequent "positio, of weakness in dealing with strong and armed powers in whic the country found itself. To substitute a policy based on con ciliation and physical strength for one based on provocation an physical weakness was the Prime Minister's consistent object On the afternoon of Monday, jth March, he spoke in suppor of the proposals contained in the Government's White Paper o* Defence.