Foreign News: Maneuver on the Left

There is a happy hobnobbing among politicians in Winston Churchill's Britain which cuts across most party lines. Tories, Liberals and Laborites govern together; Tories, Liberals and Communists speak for the same things from the same platforms. But top Laborites and Communists neither speak nor drink together. Labor's leadership, in fact, has decreed that no Laborite shall appear on the same platform as a Communist.

Last week Britain's biggest Communist, Harry Pollitt, asked that the Communist Party be allowed to affiliate with the Labor Party. Canny Harry's letter to Labor's Secretary James S. Middleton: "The Communist Party is fully prepared to accept all...

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