Foreign News: Amazing Fourteenth

An outstanding lesson in the art of British politics was afforded last week by its great master. A simple date and his reasons for choosing it gave the Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin all the scope a political artist needs to run the whole gamut of his virtuosity. The situation: The Prime Minister was about to call a sudden ''snap election" on Nov. 14 because he thinks his government can win more votes on their foreign policy amid Europe's present state of alarm than they possibly could on their domestic record quietly considered.

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