GREAT BRITAIN: Deadly Serious

A new session of Parliament opened last week. The black-robed, bewigged Speaker strode up behind the gold mace and seated himself in his canopied chair. Prime Minister Clement Attlee came in early, lounged comfortably on his front bench, upped his feet on the table before him. Then Anthony Eden, Acting Deputy Leader of the Opposition, immaculate as ever but notably greyer, settled down on his own front bench, with his feet on the same table. Only six feet separated the Labor and Tory soles.

Eden opened with a firm demand for a four-day...

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