Foreign News: Shuffle to the Right

Britain's new Parliament had met for the first time six days before the King's speech. On the first day some of the 1'50 new members, many of them accompanied by their families and secretaries, traipsed the stone lobbies of the House of Commons, gawking curiously. At lunchtime they crowded into the dining rooms, where they met many of the other 475 M.P.s who will be their colleagues during the new session. Cracked a policeman on duty: "You'd think it was a one-day excursion. Perhaps it is, for they mightn't be 'ere long."


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