FRANCE: Aristide Pontius Pilate

Premier Briand made it evident last week that he considers the program of taxation put forward by his friend, Finance Minister Doumer, superior in every way to that formulated by the Finance Committee of the Chamber at the behest of M. Herriot, leader of Le Cartel des Gauches. At the same time he tacitly admitted that the Cartel has rallied and gained sufficient internal unity to make it almost impossible to force the Briand-Doumer measure through the Chamber. Confronted by this annoying impasse, the astute M. Briand decided to make the gesture...

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