BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Dec. 27, 1926

The Lords—

¶ Nodded sardonic approval as Viscount Burnham whimsically expounded the Judicial Proceedings Act to suppress publication of evidence in divorce cases (TIME, Dec. 20) as follows:

"My Lords, the penalties of this bill,* in so far as they are to be visited upon proprietors, will fall on my unhappy head alone. As the proprietor of the Daily Telegraph, I am a proprietary Crusoe stranded in a sea of syndicates. I verily believe that I am the only 'sole proprietor' of a newspaper in the whole Metropolitan area. . . . "Moreover let me...

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