Foreign News: Out of Boredom

In the course of defending Son Randolph Churchill fortnight ago (TIME, March 29), Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the House of Commons it was permissible for soldiers on active service to express themselves in print. Last week, the London Evening Standard published a six-column Letter From A Soldier which pungently voiced many a Briton's opinion of talkative politicians.

Wrote the anonymous soldier:* "In the first place what a grand idea if some of our civvie ministerial bosses would accept a self-denying ordinance to hold their tongue now for a space. Or at least agree to sing the same song (in which...

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