Last week Parliament behaved very much like the U. S. Congress, except that it did everything backwards. Congress wanted to go home (see p. 11). Parliament wanted to stay in session. In Washington "Government" whips had tried to keep rebellious Congressmen in session to pass the President's bills. In London Conservative Party whips threatened purges, Prime Minister Chamberlain lost his temper, disgruntled members of the Party in power spoke out in open revolt, Oppositionists cheered signs of a growing split, as the members drew back from the dread prospect of a two-month...

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!