GREAT BRITAIN: Attlee Pays Off to the Left

Prime Minister Clement Attlee shuffled his cabinet last week. Aneurin Bevan, who had run the Ministry of Health for five years, became Minister of Labor, in charge of mobilization of manpower. He replaced bumbling George Isaacs, who was shifted to the Ministry of Pensions, with a $5,600 salary cut and loss of cabinet rank. Former Minister of Pensions Hilary Marquand, a little-known, dependable public servant and former economics professor, took over Bevan's Health Ministry. Housing, which had been under the Health Minister's jurisdiction, was shifted to Hugh Dalton, who became Minister of Local Government and Planning.

Attlee's game of musical chairs...

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