COMMONWEALTH: Great Was the Fall

(British Commonwealth of Nations)

As one day merged into another it became increasingly certain that the Labor Party would be sustained in moving an amendment on the Address from the Throne.* Amid the riot of British parliamentary news four facts stood out clearly. First, Ramsay Macdonald, the Labor leader, in delivering himself of a stinging criticism on the King's speech, declared that his Party lacked confidence in His Majesty's Government, and that it would restore British influence in Europe for humane ends. Second, ex-Premier H. H. Asquith pledged his aid...

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