BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Jun. 4, 1928

The Lords:

¶ Passed through second reading the Equal Franchise ("Votes for Flappers") Bill, after a stormy session during which Earl Balfour warned: "If you do not pass this bill you will wake up to find . . . that the House of Lords has been abolished."

¶ Polled 3 to 1 in favor of unbobbed hair for women in a straw vote decorously conducted by the Conservative Evening Standard. In opposing the concensus of his fellow peers, William Frederick Le- Poer-Trench, Earl of Clancarty doggerelled:

"Long hair no,...

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