JAPAN: Trays and Inkstands

Parliamentary fights are all the rage in these enlightened modern days.

From Japan comes the news that the Diet had to be prorogued on account of a free fight which was started by a motion of the opposition to impeach the Government. Trays and inkstands were flying through the air when, in the small hours of the morning, the Speaker declared the session closed.


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