Great Britain: Dull No More


Using his new signature for the first time, Britain's Prime Minister attached his name and family seal to a document renouncing six ancient peerages. Thus, less than a week after taking office, the 14th Earl of Home became Sir Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, commoner, and so qualified for election to Parliament from a safe Tory seat (Kinross and West Perthshire, Scotland's second-biggest electoral district). Said he: "I don't feel any different." But Britons, who at first were widely skeptical of Lord Home, were already beginning to feel different about Sir Alec.


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