Foreign News: Faces West, Faces East

George V journeyed up from Sandringham to his capital last week, faced two momentous Royal chores:

Chore 1. His Majesty must open Parliament. Scot MacDonald brought him his speech, written by the Cabinet. He must say, chiefly, that "my Government" proposes to ask the Parliament to repeal the Trade Union Act.

Put on the statute books by the last British Government (that of Conservative Stanley Baldwin) this act was designed to prevent a recurrence of the British general strike (TIME, May 10, 1926 et seq.), is detested by every Laborite. Clamor within the party...

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