British Commonwealth of Nations: Parliament's Week: Jun. 9, 1924

COMMONWEALTH

(British Commonwealth of Nations)

Cabinet. Premier MacDonald became involved in a lively controversy by referring to Sir Broderick Hartwell's activities as "a disgraceful blot." "I feel hurt at being referred to as if I were a bootlegger or a smuggler," Sir Broderick complained.

The occasion for the Premier's attack was an invitation to the public by Sir Broderick to contribute capital to be used in purchasing wines and spirits and exporting them to a "rendezvous" 20 miles off the coast of the U. S. When the discussion of rum-running came up in...

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