Foreign News: Plans for Britain

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The audience was pure Tory: pink jowls, white heads, handlebar mustaches, Paisley shawls, monocles and lorgnettes, old school ties and wing collars, repeated references to "the Empah." To this gathering of the Conservative Party (see above), Britain's master of dialectics presented the shrewdest plank in his platform for the postwar election. With Labor fully and the Liberals partly committed to retention of wartime controls to carry out national planning in peacetime, Winston Churchill came out flatly:

"Control for control's sake is senseless. Controls under the pretext of war or its aftermath...

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