For all the world to see, British Civil Aviation Minister Lord Swinton last week laid down a bold and specific plan for Britain's air future.
In a carefully prepared White Paper, Tory Minister Swinton let it be clearly understood that Britain will not limp into international postwar air competition with one monopolistic chosen instrument (British Overseas Airways Corp.); it will enter the postwar international air race with three. The new chosen:
1) A B.O.A.C.-managed corporation, with a sprinkling of steamship-company money, to operate routes to the U.S., the Far East and the Commonwealth.
2) A corporation, owned jointly by B.O.A.C., four British...