And while the House of Peers withholds
Its legislative hand,
And noble statesmen do not itch
To interfere with matters which
They do not understand,
As bright will shine Great Britain's rays
As in King George's glorious days!
Labor had sometimes suspected that one of these days Britain's peers might again itch to extend their legislative hand and block Laborite bills passed by the House of Commons. Last week it almost happened. The Lords were considering the repeal of the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act when Lord Merthyr, a former artillery major, boldly suggested an amendment that would substantially change the bill. Said he: "I submit that...