Foreign News: Doubts and Fears

In the House of Commons last week a new subject came up for Anglo-U.S. debate : postwar merchant shipping. Laborite Emanuel Shinwell began it by announcing that Britain started the war with 20 million tons of shipping, would end it with no more than 9 million. He believed that the U.S. would probably begin peacetime shipping competition with between 15 and 30 million tons. To "Manny" Shinwell things to come were clear:

"We shall be supreme no longer at the close of the war. The ball has passed to the United States. ... I am all in favor of international cooperation,...

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