GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Mar. 4, 1940

The House of Commons last week permitted that greatly trusted businessman from Birmingham, Neville Chamberlain, to blindfold Parliament, the nation (and its enemies) to the more & more frightening costs of World War II. This was accomplished when Mr. Chamberlain caused to be read in the House of Commons a quiet little Treasury minute. It explained that henceforth His Majesty's Government, when it needs more millions, will simply ask the House to appropriate "tokens" nominally of £100 ($400)—each token to stand for whatever vast sum is secretly decided by the War...

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