3 MARCH 1939, Page 15

Mr. Bromfield, having abandoned the banks of the Nonette for

the shores of Lake Erie, having left Senlis for Ohio, has become i to per cent. American. He accuses us of decadence, hypocrisy and cowardice. He claims that in no country of the world is the golden calf worshipped with such ferocity. He abuses us for the abdication of King Edward VIII, for not paying the American debt, for wish- ing to sell the Portuguese colonies to Germany, for having got ourselves into trouble in Palestine, for considering the possibility of settling Jewish refugees in British Guiana, and for our impudence in naming a London street after the late Lord North. He goes further. He claims that we are not, and never have been, a democracy. We arc ruled by the decadent descendants of the Barons of Runnymede. True it is that from time to time we have a general election. Yet during that period our pernicious oligarchy employs a party machine " which for ruthlessness makes the Tammany machine at its worst seem a toy hanging on a Christmas tree." I enjoyed that part of his pamphlet very much indeed.