GREAT BRITAIN: Monstrous Majority

Jack, who planted the beanstalk, was surprised when it sprouted high as Heaven. But he made a good thing of it, climbed up and worsted the Giant. Last week James Ramsay MacDonald, who planted his National Government in the doubtful soil of a General Election (TIME, Nov. 2, et ante), was simply astounded. "We appealed for a demonstration of national unity," he said. "The response has been far beyond the dreams of the most enthusiastic of us."

The election beanstalk had sprouted as none in Britain ever sprouted before. Century ago in the...

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