Foreign News: Talk of Merger

While the immediate fate of the Labor government was being decided in the House of Commons, the House of Lords discussed the chance of a coalition. Said Labor's Lord Strabolgi: "Whether the King's government can be sustained or not depends upon whether a few gentlemen have temperatures which are up or down, or are perhaps in hospital, and can come and vote, if at all, only in bath chairs. That is an absurd situation."

Earlier in the week, in the House of Commons, Winston Churchill himself had mused on the possibilities of a "national coalition." Said Churchill:

"Many societies have vanished in the...

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