GREAT BRITAIN: Muttering About Churchill

At first it was a rustle of clubroom rumor, then a whisper in the galleries of the House of Commons. By last week it was a babble of discontent among the younger Tories: "Something should be done about Churchill."

A traditional Tory reluctance to advertise grievances, mingled with the Tories' wholesome respect and fear of the Old Man, had kept the murmuring away from Churchill himself. Those who murmured most agreed that among the Tories probably only the 58-year-old Marquess of Salisbury* has the courage and authority to tell the Grand Old Man that perhaps he should step down—or at...

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