The Press: Glass-House Garry

Like a judge donning the black cap to pronounce the death penalty, the Speaker of the House of Commons placed his black cocked hat on his bewigged head. Then he read the sentence. For breach of confidence, an affront to the House, and contempt, the Honorable Member from Gravesend, Garry Allighan, was expelled from Commons.

It was the first expulsion of an M.P. in 25 years. Allighan had written a sensational article for the World's Press News, accusing unnamed M.P.s of selling confidential information to the press (TIME, Aug. 11). Aware that there are 46 working journalists in the House, the...

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