In Britain's House of Commons stormy David Kirkwood, Scottish Laborite, found a new cause for criticism: the "V-Cigaret" issued to British soldiers fighting overseas. From the parliamentary record:
Mr. Kirkwood: Is the Secretary for War aware that the soldiers are just about breaking into riots about these cigarets, because they say they are made of horse dung?
Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War: I am not aware of anything of the sort, and I think it extremely unlikely.
Mr. Kirkwood: Well, you are aware of it now; I have just told you.
Sir James: In regard to the constitution of the cigarets, I...