Two weeks ago Aneurin Bevan did his best to persuade a rabidly divided Labor Party conference at Morecambe that the U.S. was deliberately goading Britain into war and bankruptcy (TIME, Oct. 13). Last week, at the Yorkshire beach resort Scarborough, Winston Churchill assured a conference of 5,000 Conservatives that "the foundation of [British] foreign policy is a true and honorable comradeship with the United States."

At the Tories' convention (their first since 1937 as the government in power), there was no unruly wrangling and almost no disagreement. Party Boss Lord Woolton had provided a new slogan, "Winning Through," and a...

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