Foreign News: Best Brain Worsted

Jabbering excitedly, delegates to the Third Indian Round Table Conference (TIME, Nov. 28) told His Majesty's Government last week that the "Lothian Plan" simply will not do.

Aged 50, the 11th Marquess of Lothian is supposed to be "the best brain at the India Office since Lord Birkenhead." Using this brain, Lord Lothian produced what seemed to many Britons a brilliant, simple and eminently workable plan for enfranchising more Indian women. At present 21 times more males than females vote in India. Under the Lothian Plan, persuasively expounded to the Conference by Lord Lothian last week, the wife or widow of every...

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