British Commonwealth of Nations: Lords Vexed

His Majesty George V, King and Emperor, reputedly ordered conveyed to Conservative Premier Stanley Baldwin last week a very strong though private intimation that His Majesty disapproved the Cabinet's sensational proposal to "reform" the House of Lords (TIME, July 4). The reform would limit the number of peers, and thus, by implication, abolish the sovereign's present prerogative to create additional peers at pleasure. Last week not only the King but a very large number of the younger Conservative M. P.'s made known their opposition to the proposed bill which would vastly increase the power of the House of Lords....

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