Foreign News: Let No Class Escape

For three days last week it looked as if Britain's Labor Party might split wide open on the issue of conscription of man power v. conscription of wealth. The question—one that is always gingerly juggled on the floor of the House of Commons—came up in debate on a new conscription bill, extending the military age from 41 to 51, from 19 to 18 ½. Led by fiery Jack Griffiths, Labor dissidents sought to pin a shirttail to the bill, calling for Government seizure and operation of vital war industries.

Failure of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his Ministers to apply the conscriptive...

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