FRANCE: No, Without Bayonets

Whether French workers are to be permitted to continue "stayin" strikes, which in law are indistinguishable from seizure of their employers' premises, was last week the prime political issue before the Popular Front Government of Socialist Premier Leon Blum. The answer was "No," reluctantly admitted Minister of the Interior Roger Salengro after the French Senate had threatened a vote of no-confidence if it were "Yes." The answer was "Yes," indignantly replied Communist Leader Maurice Thorez, whose 72 votes are indispensable to Premier Blum's coalition majority in the Chamber of Deputies. Said...

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