Foreign News: King's Speech

The King's Speech was long, very long, and, allegedly, very dull. Written, as usual, by the Cabinet, it was a simple declaration of the Conservative Government's policy. Only the shortest reference to the Egyptian crisis (TIME, Dec. 1 et seq.) was made. Opposition was voiced to the Anglo-Russian Treaty (TIME, Aug. 18) ; but favor was shown to a continuance of diplomatic relations. The League of Nations came in for a fair show of praise. Intention was announced of resuming work on the Singapore Naval Base (TIME, Nov. 10).

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