Foreign News: Gallery Gods

Britain's First Commissioner of Works approximates Sam Goldwyn's idea of the U. S. citizen's idea of a Member of Parliament. His name is Herwald Ramsbotham (pronounced Ramsbottom). He studied at Oxford, fought gallantly in the War. His frosty monocle magnifies a warm twinkle. He wears striped shirts, and talks as if he had some hot Yorkshire pudding in his mouth. His strength lies in his solid conservatism, his besetting weakness is for classical quotations.

Recently members of Parliament's Press Gallery, unable to believe their ears at foreign policy debates, suggested that perhaps there was something wrong with House of Commons acoustics. In...

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