Foreign News: First in a Decade

Britain's coalition Government, which had successfully withstood the stress & strain of war, showed signs of collapsing under the pressure of peace. This week 1,100 delegates of the Labor Party, biggest (170 seats) opposition group in Parliament, met at Blackpool. The chief question before them was: whether to accept Prime Minister Winston Churchill's invitation to stay in the Government until the Japanese war is won—or to quit the coalition forthwith. The answer was emphatic. The conference voted unanimously to quit. Party wiseacres promptly predicted that Mr. Churchill would ask the King to dissolve Parliament and call a general election, probably in...

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