Foreign News: Broadcasting Sinecure

Two million British radio license holders learned with mingled feelings last week that the Government broadcasting monoply will shortly be placed under the chairmanship of George Herbert Hyde Villiers, the Earl of Clarendon.*

The Earl, of whom it has been said that he does not know a vacuum tube from a tuning condenser, once served during three years (1922-25) as Captain of His Majesty's Gentlemen-at-Arms, the theoretical guardians of the Sovereign's person. As the onetime (1922-24, and 1925) Conservative whip in the House of Lords and present Under Secretary for Dominion Affairs he is...

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