GREAT BRITAIN: A Bit of a Blow

The Tory battle cry was "Bread!" Winston Churchill stumped for the Conservative candidate in the Bexley by-election (one of three held in Britain last week). "In the darkest days of war we managed to keep [bread rationing] from you," cried Churchill. "Socialism means queueing."

This was the typical Tory line, and it was only partially effective. Rebellious British housewives and bakers submitted to bread rationing, and the Labor candidates won the by-elections. But the margin of victory had been narrowed. The coal and steel workers of Pontypool, Monmouthshire rejected 24-year-old "Workingman Tory"...

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