Foreign News: Close Ranks, Men!

As a result of skillful maneuvering, aided by earnest oratory from Attlee, Bevin, Bevan, Morrison and Cripps, the British Labor Party closed its conferences at Blackpool last week on a note of determined unity against the Tory opposition, which was dangerously on the upswing.

Labor faced bleak, uncertain months before the 1950 elections.* The leaders did not smother criticism from the delegates; they simply prevented any resolution from reaching the floor which could not command a resounding vote in favor. Fiery Minister of Health Aneurin ("Nye") Bevan did not denounce the opponents of full-speed nationalization. He seemed to have moved into the...

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