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OPENING OF PARLIAMENT

"WHAT WILL ASQUITH DO?

LONDON, Bth January. Members of th.c House of Commons flocked to London yesterday for the opening of Parliament to-day. It is expected that the proceedings will last only an hour, for the election of the Speaker. Thereafter the swearing-in of members wilj Qpcupy the remainder of the week.

In the meantime, Mr. H. H. Asquith is being subjected to continuous pressure from a section of his supporters and the Press to refrain from joining Labour to overthrow Mr. Baldwin immediately. There is no sign, however, s that he has changed his attitude, as disclosed in his speech on 18th December.

; The Labour Party at present is the most active party. The executive meets to-day^ and a, great rally follows in the evening at the Albert Hall. The applicants for admission would fill the hall several times.

A "Daily Herald" writer describes Mr. Ramsay Macdoiiald as one of the busiest men in England.. Before his first letters are brought him in the skyparlour study of his little house in Hornpstead he reads the newspapers and considers documents. He continues busy â– with interviews, correspondence, and telephoning until bedtime. Mr. Stanley Baldwin last night at-. tended a performance of "The Co-op-timists" at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

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OPENING OF PARLIAMENT, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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OPENING OF PARLIAMENT Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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