GREAT BRITAIN: Plank, Plank, Plank

In a mighty hall full of puzzled heads supported by tired spines, the British Labor Party's new electoral platform was pegged together and tinkered with, at Birmingham, last week, until it contained the bewildering total of 65 major planks and nobody seemed to know how many planklettes.

Party Leader James Ramsay MacDonald exulted: "We have laid a broad foundation upon which the Party can stand, not merely during the election of next year, but through all the years to come until the aims of Socialism are fully...