Other nations were treated last week to a British general election campaign waged on the gravest issues of foreign policy with complete abandon and free speech.

A speech by His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs caused a responsible correspondent at Addis Ababa to cable: "The Ethiopians feel that Sir Samuel Hoare's rejection of the idea of military sanctions was tantamount to a license to Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy to go ahead with the war without effective interference from the rest of the world. . . ."

Some contradictions...

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