Foreign News: Back to the Party

What is to become of the Bevanites? At the Labor Party conference at Margate last month, Clement Attlee's middle-of-the readers took over the Bevanites' neutralist foreign policy, while rejecting their noisy domestic demands for more nationalization (TIME, Oct. 12). That left the Bevanites with no platform of their own.

Firebrand No. 1, Nye Bevan himself, was down with flu and reportedly deeply depressed. Influential Bevanite M.P.s, notably Dick Grossman and Desmond Donnelly, are quietly counseling Nye to let the rebel rump die and return to party regularity. The new Bevanite line: "We have accomplished much. Our job must now be to consolidate...

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