Foreign News: Edinburgh Conferences

On a vital point of policy tousle-haired, impulsive Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald last week shifted from shy to bold.

It was Shy Scot MacDonald who retired to his country home at Lossiemouth and took a hands-off attitude fortnight ago, when half-a-million Lancashire cotton operatives struck (TIME, Aug. 12), thus crippling Britain's largest export industry.

It was Bold Scot MacDonald who suddenly changed front, last week, ordered an airplane and flew from Lossiemouth to Edinburgh, where strike conciliation efforts were in progress. Arbitration seemed overnight to have become his goal. After a morning...

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