FRANCE: Briand Falls

Seasoned political observers united in describing the past week as one of the blackest in the parliamentary history of the Third Republic. Opening with an illusory victory for the conciliatory foreign policy pursued by M. Briand at Locarno, the week closed with the complete sabotage of internal co-operation and even of political common sense. The deputies indulged in one more fling at legislative obstruction and partisan intrigue. They forced the resignation of the Briand Cabinet. They left France without a Government at the very moment...

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