GREAT BRITAIN: 'Degradation

Ever since Britain has had a Cabinet to govern it, a Cabinet Minister who could not bring himself to agree with his fellows was expected to resign. This unbroken precedent was broken last week.

Ever since the National Government came into power it was understood that one of its chief duties would be to enact a general tariff. But last week four Cabinet Ministers, free traders all their lives, gagged and refused to swallow the tariff. They were wizened Viscount Snowden, Sir Herbert Samuel, Sir Donald MacLean and Sir Archibald Sinclair. From...

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