Foreign News: Unscrambling an Omelet

To the House of Commons last week Prime Minister Churchill sent the first of the long-awaited Tory proposals to undo six years of Socialist nationalization. In a brief but explosive White Paper, Churchill proposed to return to private ownership Britain's long-distance trucking business. "A dangerous avenue," muttered the London Times. "Vague and . . . thoroughly reactionary," objected the Manchester Guardian, and "very bad politics." Poorly planned, added the influential Economist.

The government planned to sell to private bidders some 40,000 long-haul trucks and a network of garages and depots which the Laborites bought up at forced sales for $224 million over...

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