GREAT BRITAIN: While Chief's Away

With Scot MacDonald away, the steering committee of the Labor Party was in undisputed charge of its alert, broad-featured chairwoman, Miss Arabella Susan Lawrence, a rich barrister's daughter who would rather be Laborite than socialite. Last week Miss Lawrence heard rumblings of discord. People were beginning to say that the Prime Minister ought to be home solving the unemployment problem, not gadding about reducing navies. At such times the party executive must put up a front, loose an achievement or two as a sop to criticism. Observers divined the strategy of Arabella...

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