GREAT BRITAIN: Voice

At Skipton, a farm and mine town in Yorkshire, people said that if you put up a pig with the Tory blue about its neck, the pig would "get in the Dales" (Parliament). For 20 years Skipton elected only Conservative M.P.s and Winston Churchill's Coalition Government publicly expected Skipton to express the "voice of Britain" at a by-election last fortnight. Said London's Conservative Times, just before the voting: "The opinion is freely expressed that Skipton electors will give the Government candidate such a majority that will, in Mr. Churchill's own words, 'make...

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