Foreign News: Fleeting Triumph

During a flight of eloquence in the House of Commons on the prospect of increased duck production, Sidney Dye, Labor member for Norfolk South-West, last week declared: "Ducks greedily devour wireworms and leather jackets, thus ridding the soil of these pests. It may well be that those who eat the ducks can readily assimilate the robust characteristics of these other creatures. If so, may I commend to His Majesty's Ministers the value of ducks and green peas for a regular place in their diet?"

Next day, Winston Churchill tested the "robust characteristics" of the government by insisting that the Laborites promise not...

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