"Mr. Speaker," said Will Thorne. British Laborite Member of Parliament, last week, "I wish to ask whether the former ruler of Spain should not be referred to as ex-King Alfonso, or Mr. Bourbon in these debates."
A conservative M. P. from the opposite benches leaped to his feet shouting, "Grossly offensive, sir! Grossly offensive!"
Speaker Fitzroy ignored the interruption, scratched his chin under his wig:
" 'King Alfonso' seems to me very suitable."
"Are you aware, sir," shouted Laborite Thorne, "that His Majesty's Government has recognized the Spanish Republic?"...