EGYPT: British Bullying

Through choppy Mediterranean seas dashed the British battleships Warspite and Valiant, last week, steaming full speed ahead from the Empire naval base at Malta toward the Egyptian ports of Alexandria and Port Said. Beside the ponderous battleships, paced three swift cruisers, keen Empire dogs of war. Smoke belched. Spume flew. Meanwhile a good old fashioned ultimatum was being cabled by the potent Government of His Britannic Majesty to the puny Egyptian Cabinet of puppet King Fuad.

The Egyptian Parliament, greatly daring, had brought the ultimatum upon itself by approving the so-called Public Assemblies Bill. Under that innocuous title is cloaked a...

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