Foreign News: Wigs Instead of Haircuts

Winston Churchill's Tories finally got their first major piece of legislation through the House of Commons: a bill to make the vast socialized-medicine program created by Labor pay more of its own way. To get the bill passed, the Tories had to resort to the unpopular "guillotine" to limit debate (TIME, May 5) and employ the budget-wise arguments of a pretty red-haired M.P., Miss Patricia Hornsby-Smith.

Henceforth Britons must pay a shilling (14¢) for prescriptions and up to a pound ($2.80) for each trip to the dentist. But, Miss Hornsby-Smith insisted, many of the new changes are not as unreasonable as...

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