Foreign News: Shy Baldwin

There are some perfectly harmless words which an English gentleman cannot come right plump out with. Reporters covering the Conservative Party keynote speech, delivered last week by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in Drury Lane Theatre, noticed that he paused perceptibly and shifted his shoulders the merest trifle in the middle of the following sentence: "I come now to the subject of [pause] maternity."

This was the crux of the whole speech. The Prime Minister had been droning for an hour about the Conservative Party's record. He now came to a vote-getting, unexpected,...

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