The Socialists succeeded in ending House of Commons sittings before midnight on every day except one last week. Then Parliament recessed over Easter, suspending the Tories' war of nerves against the government. Said the London Economist: "To harass the government on petty matters, to hold Parliament in a state of continuous tension, is all right, and will probably not provoke any real public disapproval, if it does not last very long; after a while . . . it will simply make the opposition look silly."

When Parliament reassembles, Winston Churchill will undoubtedly return to the attack. A juicy target: the April...

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