Foreign News: Renovated Bottle

"Your former place of sitting," wrote King George to the members of Britain's House of Commons one day last week, "has now been rebuilt ... It is my pleasure that you do occupy the new chamber . . ." Next day, forbidden by ancient tradition to enter the premises in his royal capacity, the King slipped into Britain's new House of Commons for a quick look on his own.*

Red Lines In the Carpet. What he saw differed little in appearance from the House chamber that was reduced to rubble by Hitler's bombers in 1941. The new chamber, designed by Architect Sir...

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