GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Dec. 8, 1930

The Lords

¶ Continued tranquil, utterly unstirred by tidings that the Sixth Earl Winterton had just been slapped in the face in the House of Commons by crippled Laborite Charles James Simmons and later challenged to duel.

Reason for Their Lordships' apathy: Lord Winterton is not one of them, but an Irish peer, and moreover a Conservative M. P.

"He struck me lightly with the order paper," said Earl Winterton later of Mr. Simmons. "I most certainly had not provoked this enthusiastic supporter of Mr. Snowden by any allusion to the Chancellor of the...

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