GREAT BRITAIN: The Peer & His Peers

"Take that!" said the little man, and as newsreel cameras whirred, he slapped the young peer in the face. "It didn't hurt me a bit," said 33-year-old John Edward Poynder Grigg, second Baron Altrincham of Tormarton, as his assailant was led away, but throughout the length and breadth of the United Kingdom there were those, particularly among his peers, who felt Altrincham had got off a lot too easily. In Bow Street court next morning, the slapper proved to be a paid agent of a group of nostalgics who call themselves The League of Empire Loyalists. He was fined...

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