GREAT BRITAIN: Ipswich Gadfly

Buzzing again at His Majesty's Government in the House of Commons last week was that busy Ipswich gadfly Richard Stokes. A wealthy industrialist turned

Laborite last year, Mr. Stokes maintains that the whole British armament program is shot through with profiteering.

Three years ago Mr. Stokes, who is Managing Director of the excavating equipment makers, Ransomes & Rapier Ltd., declared: "The manufacture of shells for profit is revolting!" He offered to start making shells on a basis of "no profit and no loss" and shareholders of Ransomes & Rapier voted unanimous approval, but His Majesty's Government preferred to do business with...

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