Foreign News: Onward I

Britain last week turned a "deeper pink. In the first municipal elections to be held since 1938, voters emphatically reaffirmed their socialist stroke of last July.

Labor used a telling argument at the hustings: a Labor Parliament needed Labor councils to carry out Labor policy. Then, in the words of its slogan, it could go "full steam ahead." When the votes had been counted in the 182 biggest metropolitan and provincial boroughs, Labor had brushed aside most of its opposition to win 2,977 seats (a gain of 1,245). Conservative strength slid from 1,595 seats to 835, Liberals from 245 to 111. Communists...