Since the foregoing was in type, the Labour Government, after nine months in office, has come to an end. The foreign policy of the Prime Minister in relation to France and Germany effected a marked improvement in the state of Europe, and was applauded by his political opponents as cordially as it was by his friends. On the other hand his overtures to Russia led to the defeat of his Government, which actually took place over a trivial incident. Parliament was dissolved, and at the General Election on October 29th the Conservative Party obtained a majority of 211 over all other parties, and the Labour Government thereupon resigned.