GREAT BRITAIN: War Nerves

Jostled by bombs, Big Ben—according to jibes of Berlin's imaginative radio propagandists—slipped a cog last week, struck thirteen times during an air raid.

Some real jostling took place in the House of Commons at the foot of Big Ben's tower—the bitterest name-calling, insult-shouting, fist-shaking free-for-all that has taken place since Winston Churchill became Prime Minister. The row started when the Prime Minister declined to answer questions on a secret fifth-column investigating committee headed by onetime Air Secretary Viscount Swinton, political godchild of Stanley Baldwin, who had been denounced by Laborites as a consistent Tory bungler. Doubting Viscount Swinton's competence and...

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