Foreign News: Cripps Cropped

While in France the once mighty Left opposition devoted its annual convention almost exclusively to family quarrels last week, the British Left was scarcely less ineffectual. Biggest issue at the Labor Party Congress at Southport was the expulsion of Sir Stafford Cripps, tall, thin, wealthy, inconsistent, indiscreet ''Red Squire" of Filkins, Labor's ablest parliamentary debater and leader of Labor's intellectual leftwing. Last January Sir Stafford proposed a Popular Front of Laborites, Communists, Liberals, anti-Chamberlain Conservatives, broke Party discipline when he sent out his proposals to Labor Party offices after Labor's executive committee...

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