GREAT BRITAIN: Progenitor of Mice

Both Laborites and Tories agreed that Britain must spend less money, but the Labor government had the painful task of showing how to do it.

In the conference room overlooking the back garden at No. 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Attlee conferred endlessly with his cabinet. Everyone thought the other fellow's expenses could be cut, but did not see how his own department could struggle along on any less. Foreign Minister Bevin wanted to cut social services, Health Minister Aneurin Bevan insisted that his housing and health plans were "sacrosanct." Attlee tried to...

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