The Tories were in full cry, nipping the government's heels, baying for blood. On defense, on the appointment of an American as NATO's sea commander, on the allocation of tinplate, on Gambian chickens, the Tories swept to the attack. "Resign!" they yelled in the House of Commons when, for the second time in two weeks, the government was defeated on a minor issue: a Tory motion blaming the government for inadequate stockpiling of raw materials. The Socialists sat silent and embarrassed.

Their only score came early in the week when Winston Churchill lost his temper when interrupted in debate by...

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