Foreign News: Lone Heretic

Arthur Horner, cocky Communist general secretary of the (nonCommunist) National Union of Mineworkers, last week flouted clear-cut orders from the Communist hierarchy. To beat Britain's critical fuel shortage, Horner supported Prime Minister Clement Attlee's appeal to miners for 3,000,000 extra tons of coal by April.

The official party line was laid down in the Daily Worker by Harry Pollitt, secretary general of Britain's Communist Party: "The government and the Tories are making the biggest mistake of their lives if they think they are going to bribe and corrupt the miners ... to produce...

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