Foreign News: Fluttering Wings

Waiting for Prime Minister Winston Churchill on his return from Moscow was a flare-up between the Conservative and Labor wings of his Coalition Government. Casus belli: Britain's planning bill for postwar housing (TIME, July 24). Laborites and ultra-Conservatives could not agree on how much the Government should pay property owners whose lands and houses would be nationalized. Cried Laborites: no more concessions!

But Britain's latest Gallup poll showed that 35% of Britons favored continuance of the Coalition after the war, 26% wanted a Labor Government. 12% backed the Conservatives.


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