Foreign News: Pocketless Don Juan

"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?"...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!