GREAT BRITAIN: Enter the Technocrats

The guard was being changed at Buckingham Palace last week as Prime Minister Attlee drove through the wrought-iron gates. Attlee had come to tell the King, in an hour's audience, what members of Labor's Old Guard he was firing, what new recruits he was bringing into his Cabinet, in the biggest reshuffle since the Socialists came to power in 1945.

The shift showed that the trade unionists had lost and the technocrats had won. Sir Stafford Cripps, who has just eclipsed Herbert Morrison as the No. 1 economic wizard, will have men of the "manager" rather than the "leader" type around...

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