COMMONWEALTH: Third Empire

(British Commonwealth of Nations)

Apropos of the Imperial Conference (TIME, Nov. 1 et seq.) which continued its sessions in camera last week, Premier Baldwin said:

"Great Britain has lost her Little Empire, the Thirteen Colonies; but she now holds firmly her Second Empire, our glorious Commonwealth. We are on the way to our Third Empire, an empire with great pioneering tasks before it. . . ."

By this none too lucid metaphor the Premier referred with intentional vagueness to one of the chief problems of the Imperial Conference: how to grant the Dominions the freedom...

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