GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: May 11, 1931

GREAT BRITAIN

Parliament's Week

The Lords—

¶ Were threatened by Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with the creation of enough Labor peers to give his Cabinet working control of their House.

"Like every other anachronistic institution in Britain," Scot MacDonald told a Labor audience at Worksop, "the House of Lords must be subject to the will, desire and mandate of the electors. We shall appoint new peers when they are necessary to do our work. The House of Lords has acted not as a national body but as...

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