GREAT BRITAIN: Grit & Tintacks

In trying not to displease anybody very much, Prime Minister Attlee seemed to have pleased almost nobody. After he revealed his proposals for cutting down government expense (TIME, Oct. 31), almost every section of the British press heaped on him a storm of abuse.

The Daily Mail dusted off a costume quote: "The country should say to [the government] as Cromwell said to the Long Parliament: 'You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, Go!'" The Times: "Mr. Attlee has to ask himself...

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