GREAT BRITAIN: Saved Again

Fortnight ago, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, defeated in the House of Commons by a vote of 282 to 249, seemed to be clinging to his office by the tips of his long sensitive fingers. Another vote last week enabled him to scramble back to at least an elbow-hold on the Prime Ministry. Scot MacDonald dodged resigning fortnight ago because his defeat in Parliament "did not concern a vital issue." Conservatives, thirsting for his blood, vowed that they would defeat him on a vital issue, namely the Trades Union Disputes Bill.

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