GREAT BRITAIN: World Dissolution Avoided

World Dissolution Avoided

Once again certain Tories were after the snowy scalp of James Ramsay MacDonald last week. As usual the attack was led by High-Tariff Tories. Backed by the potent Beaverbrook Press, 150 of them huddled together in a secret meeting, then rushed the Cabinet with a demand for a 4d-a-pound tariff on foreign meats (with a tuppenny rebate for the Dominions) to protect the British farmer.

Premier MacDonald's free-trade stomach had rebelled hard enough at the food tariffs resulting from the Ottawa Conference and the inevitable rise in food prices...

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