GREAT BRITAIN: Seismic Tremors

With Britain's general election ballots still uncounted in sealed boxes, many Conservatives had eleventh-hour jitters. Many Laborites believed the Tory majority would be unworkably small. They prepared (somewhat prematurely) to bury the Conservative Party and dance on the grave.

TIME'S London office reported that "the best available information shows the election results swinging heavily against Churchill. At best he can only win a smallish majority and there is a probability that the Conservatives will be in the minority and in that case Churchill's tenure as Prime Minister is over."

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