Foreign News: Crown & Politics

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Grave issues of state and politics sharply focused world interest, last week, on Edward of Wales and on the leaders of Great Britain's three political parties. The secret had leaked out−after months of official concealment−that President William T. Cosgrave of the Irish Free State has been challenging the authority of the Crown Council as at present constituted. All ordinary powers of the King-Emperor were signed over by stricken George V (TIME, Dec. 17), to this Council, which consists of the Prime Minister, Lord High Chancellor, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the...

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