COMMONWEALTH: Premier's Speech

(British Commonwealth of Nations)

With a cheering, enthusiastic crowd at his heels, Ramsay Macdonald, British Premier, walked from his home at No. 10 Downing Street to the House of Commons.

There, from the Treasury Bench, he delivered a speech—his first as head of His Majesty's Government.

The speech was unsensational and "vague," particularly in its treatment of important domestic issues—unemployment, housing, agriculture, taxation. It was more an expression of Labor's general attitude of mind than a concrete definition of policy.

Present in the leader's seat among the crowded opposition benches was ex-Premier Baldwin. After...

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