The Press: The Hand of Foot

Readers heard a new tone in the voice of London's Socialist Tribune. In its "declaration of war" which charted its course for the new year there was a more rhetorical and more commanding note. Tribune promised to devote the year to "lambasting the Tories, exposing humbug, discrediting frauds. . . . We do not propose to be hustled into a new authoritarianism by the shrieks of the Communists."

This voice identified itself last week as Michael Foot, 34, a wiry, wily Labor M.P. whose last editorial command was acting editor of Lord Beaverbrook's Evening...

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