Libelous Elijah

Twice in three weeks has the hoary House of Commons been publicly outraged. No sooner had horrified Briton's gooseflesh subsided over Laborite John Beckett's "Rape of the Mace" (TIME, July 28) than the nation shuddered again. One Elijah Sandham, Liverpool Laborite, stood up in the House and said:

"The specific charges which I now make are: First that certain members of this House to my knowledge have been seen in the House drunk. Second that certain members have received money from a money lenders' association in...

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