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The great British meat hunt warmed up last week. Prodded by the swelling protest from meat-hungry Britons (TIME, Feb. 19), the government sent a trade expedition flying off to reopen negotiations with Argentina. In command was John Edwards, Economic Secretary to the Treasury. Edwards' task: to get a compromise deal that would save face for Socialist bulk-buyers who last year refused to pay Argentina's price.

As Edwards and his negotiators departed, the Tories in the House of Commons were blasting the government for exporting 13,169 tons of tinplate to Argentina since August. With the tinplate Argentina canned 65,000 tons of meat—of which...

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