British Commonwealth of Nations: Winnie's Plan

Purse-potent British mine owners chomped their breakfast bacon and kippers contentedly. The coal strike they believed was cracking. Premier Baldwin, sometimes inclined to be sentimental toward the miners, was away "water-curing" at Aix-les-Bains. When the Times was brought in by many a butler last week, many a mine owner let it lie negligently for a moment beside his plate. Perhaps it might contain a new outburst against the miners by half bald and otherwise red-headed Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill. There was no sentimentality about "Winnie"—a grandson of the Seventh Duke of Marlborough. A little loud, perhaps, but "Winnie"...

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