''Never put off until tomorrow what you can just as well put off until next week"— such was the Irish motto cheerfully followed by Scot James Ramsay MacDonald on his return last week to Britain.

The House of Commons had assembled from Autumn recess in advance of his arrival (see below) eager to hear his official version of the White House talks. But the Prime Minister decided to slip off for a few days to "Chequers," country residence of British prime ministers. Rumor was that a rough sea passage on the little liner Duchess...

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