BRITISH EMPIRE: The Week in Parliament Jun. 14, 1926

The Commons—

¶Noted with attention the quashing of a proposal before the Senate of Cambridge University to confer upon onetime Premier Ramsay Macdonald a doctorate of laws, honoris causa. In Laborite Macdonald's case the Senators were reputedly averse to following the Cambridge tradition of conferring an honorary degree upon all premiers.

¶Listened with an air of boredom while Laborites heckled the Home Secretary, Sir William ("Jix") Joynson-Hicks, because the Government had acceded to a request by the Irish Free State that Charles Edward Russell, U. S. Socialist, be forbidden to land at Plymouth. The...

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!