It had been expedient, when the Labor Government was frittering away the U.S. loan, to minimize Sir Stafford Cripps's cries of trouble ahead by calling him Cassandra. But Sir Stafford had known the score all along, and in the gloom of crisis last week, it was Cassandra who had to stand up and announce the score to the British people. It was a grim score.

His audience was some 2,000 industrialists, businessmen, union and government officials in London's Central Hall. Murmured a businessman, as the president of Britain's Board of Trade tripped to the rostrum: "There he comes, so quietly."


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