Foreign News: Splitting the Atom

Britain's tiny Liberal Party split again last week. Three of the nine Liberal M.P.s voted with the Labor government to defeat a Liberal-backed Conservative amendment attacking Socialist housing plans. The minute splinter group abstained from two other votes, protesting against the Tory "practice of forcing a series of divisions purely for the sake of opposition, thereby artificially keeping in being a state of crisis." Cracked the Tory Daily Telegraph: "A unique case of splitting the atom without generating power."

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