Foreign News: Fancy Dress

No British journalist would have dared to say last week, on the 33rd birthday of Edward of Wales that he still looks like a callow Eton schoolboy. None would have added the idea that Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill is as pink and paunchy as Henry VIII. Finally, few would have been so hardy as to gaze upon the strong, burly figure of Secretary of State for India the Earl of Birkenhead and then remark that if he would only carry an ax instead of a Malacca cane he would make a capital headsman.

These opinions were not spoken in London...

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