Foreign News: Government of Cousins

Lord Balniel, 38, is the eldest son and heir of the 27th Earl of Crawford. He is a director of the Bank-of-England-controlled $28,000,000 Lancashire Steel Corp., Ltd. He is a member of Parliament, one of 415 Conservative Party members who give Prime Minister Chamberlain his majority, crisis after crisis. So are two of his brothers-in-law. So is his wife's brother-in-law and the ex-husband of another of her sisters. So are the husbands of three of her first cousins. Viscount Wolmer, another Tory M.P., is distantly related to him—the Viscount's father married Lord Balniel's...

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