Foreign News: Go-Getter's Exit

Impish Alan Patrick Herbert, top-notch Punch humorist and jackanapes No. 1 of the House of Commons, bolted early breakfast one morning last week, hustled over to reach Westminster at 8 a.m. wearing an expectant grin. Other M. P.s, equally eager to squeeze into their House, which is much too small to seat all of them, were already jampacked around the door. They half-hoped that Leslie Hore-Belisha, recently ousted British War Secretary (TIME, Jan. 15), would clash with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in the first really hot House of Commons debate since outbreak of...

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