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"He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming" - Arthur Balfour
Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930) was a British Conservative politician who served in a number of government positions from the time he entered parliment in 1874 until becoming Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905; the Conservative Party lost the election in 1905 but Balfour stayed on as leader of the opposition until 1911, when he resigned having failed to lead his party to victory in two General Elections. He returned to the Cabinet as First Lord of the Admiralty in 1915 and as Foreign Secretary from 1916 to 1919. He retired from the House of Commons in 1922 and was granted an Earldom, becoming 1st Early of Balfour. He is perhaps best remembered for the Balfour Declaration of 1917 which supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
British Parliament asks Amazon to clarify why it pays $9 million in income tax on $23 billion of UK sales.(May 20 2013) Amazon will be called back to give further evidence to members of the British Parliament "to clarify how its activities in the U.K. justify its low corporate...