GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Dec. 10, 1934

The Lords and Commons:

¶Joined the nation in a chorus of cluck-clucking amazement when it was discovered that the Rt. Hon. James Henry Thomas, onetime engine greaser, now Secretary of State for the Dominions, had signed above King George and Queen Mary on the bridal register of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

How a harmless social climber like genial Jimmy Thomas could ever have done such a thing was distinctly puzzling. He was not even present when members of the Royal Family signed the register at Westminster Abbey. Cabinet ministers like himself...

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