Foreign News Notes, Jun. 22, 1925

The question: "Should Cabinet Ministers write newspaper articles ?" has become : "Why does Lord Birkenhead do it?" In an article entitled "Murder," the noble lord expressed much philosophical sympathy with a man who kills a blackmailer to save himself and his family. In the Commons, the Premier was asked: ''Have you read the article?" and: "Considering that there is a bill before the House to abolish capital punishment, is not the article a matter of public policy?" The Premier laconically replied : "I very seldom read the afternoon papers," sat down.

Sir Esmé Howard, British Ambassador to the U. S., journeyed...

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