Foreign News: These Fierce Increases

April is the month when England freshens herself for a new season, when showers brighten the turf at Ascot and Epsom and wandering Britons are homesick. April, too, is the month when His Majesty's Government gives a significant demonstration of its democratic character: in April the Chancellor of the Exchequer appears before a crowded House of Commons to "open" the budget, i. e., to ask the people's representatives to vote the taxes which the people will have to pay. Last April Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir John Simon appeared before the Commons with the...

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