2 JUNE 1933, Page 3

Parliament Our Parliamentary Correspondent writes : Lord Snowden's outburst against

the Prime Minister last week neither surprised nor scandalized anybody. Politicians are well aware that no translation to the House of Lords could eradicate the old Adam from one who is dowered with more than his share of that primitive spirit. Nth. is the attack likely to make much im- pression abroad, when Snowden of the Hague is vividly remembered. The only sting in it is that the Prime Minister has combined reticence with verbosity from time to time. That is partly the fault of the House of Commons in general and the Opposition in particular for insisting upon so many debates on so many subjects which were not ripe for statements of policy ; but Lord Snowden's attack affords the opportunity of pointing out that there is no need whatever for the Prime Minister to speak simply because there is a debate on foreign affairs.