Foreign News: Democracy in Pawn

The hour for putting British liberties temporarily in pawn as a means of strengthening the kingdom's effort to snatch victory from the jaws of Blitzkrieg struck in the House of Commons last week. For reasons of high politics Winston Churchill was not there. This greatest of Conservative orators knows when it is more fitting to let others speak. An airplane had hustled the Prime Minister to France for a meeting of the Allied Supreme War Council.

Up in the House of Commons rose the Prime Minister's Lord Privy Seal, Socialist Clement Richard Attlee....

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