Foreign News: Sir John's Conversion

After drinking the King's toast and lighting their banquet cigars, the members of the National Liberal Club settled back in their chairs last week to hear Britain's most important Liberal Cabinet Minister formally renounce his faith. It was a moment to make the late great William Ewart Gladstone turn in his grave, but, full of turtle soup and tawny port, the National Liberals took it calmly. All his life a Free Trader, Sir John Simon. Secretary for Foreign Affairs, was explaining his conversion to a high tariff policy.

"There is nothing in the philosophy...

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