GREAT BRITAIN: Test of Strength

Clement Attlee's Labor government last week faced its hardest important parliamentary test and every M.P. who could walk was in the House of Commons. Latecomers stood toe to heel in the back of the chamber. On Labor's front bench, little Clem Attlee, more inconspicuous than ever, was squeezed in between Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps.

The Laborites were plainly worried. The nine Liberals had decided to vote with the Tories against the government's proposal for a ninepence a gallon increase in the gasoline tax. Illness...

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