GREAT BRITAIN: Mother England

Last week the House of Commons set a jubilant stage for Winston Churchill in his imperial role. For two days men of all parties hailed Commonwealth and Empire, bucked up officialdom for the coming conference of Dominion Prime Ministers (TIME, April 24). Socialist Emanuel Shinwell, most persistent of Churchill-baiters and a recent convert to Empire, called the common tune: ''Sir, we have no intention, any one of us, of throwing the British Commonwealth of Nations overboard in order to satisfy a section of the American press or anyone else."

When the Prime...

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