Foreign News: Ludicrous

The pay of Great Britain's Prime Minister (£5,000: $24,300 a year) is "ludicrously inadequate, gentlemen, ludicrously inadequate!"

Thus testified fiery little David Lloyd George (Liberal) last week and was stoutly backed up by Stanley Baldwin (Conservative). Soon James Ramsay MacDonald (Laborite) made this judgment of two former Prime Ministers unanimous. "Living as I must at No. 10 Downing St.," he said, "I have to keep four servants more than if I lived in my own home at Hampstead."

One member of the Royal Commission now examining this phase of the budget proved unsympathetic. "If what...

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