Foreign News: Incorrupt Indiscretion

Undercover investigators for Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin completed last week what London papers called the most successfully secret probe ever made within the British Civil Service. It came as a "complete surprise" to even the top-flight officials of the Air Ministry when one night Squire Baldwin dismissed the Permanent Secretary to the Air Ministry, Sir Christopher Llewellyn Bullock.

Since the British Civil Service is by definition impeccable and incorruptible, and since the permanent secretary of a ministry—such as Sir Warren Fisher at the Treasury or Sir Robert Vansittart at the Foreign Office—is always...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


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

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!