GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Feb. 17, 1936

The Lords:

¶ Prepared as an aftermath of the de Clifford manslaughter case (TIME, Dec. 16 et seq.) to abolish the right of an accused lord to trial by his peers. Reason: taxpayers object to forking up the $50,000 such trials can cost. Introducing a motion to brand the right of a peer to trial by the House of Lords as "archaic," Bachelor Viscount Sankey, recently Lord Chancellor, last week declared:

"Pageantry has its place, but nobody wants a criminal trial to be a pageant!"

Gobbled the Earl of Halsbury in protest : "I thought...

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