TIME'S London bureau chief, John Osborne, spent much of the last month touring industrial England. He talked to factory workers and their bosses in Manchester and in Birmingham, clerks and businessmen in Liverpool, shipyard workers of the Merseyside, miners in Newcastle. He reported:

This is still a good country. A month in the Britain outside London is enough to convince anybody that there is a lot of vigor and promise left in the people who live the real life of this island and who do its real work. The alien traveler returns to London with a sad feeling that all these...

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