Foreign News: Butler in the Kitchen

At a time when a majority of Britons are producing more, eating better, living in better houses and earning higher wages than ever before in history, Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer Richard A. ("Rab") Butler had an unpleasant duty to perform. On the first day of a new parliamentary session, he had to submit a supplementary "crisis" budget which hustled out a summer of prosperity and ushered in a winter of what looked dismayingly like oldtime austerity, as practiced by Sir Stafford Cripps. Britain is not bust but suffering from too much boom, yet Butler's nostrums bore the same cramping old...

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