Great Britain: How Can We Do This Thing?

Seldom in this century has legislation so disturbed Britain as the government's bill to restrict immigration from Commonwealth countries. Opponents of the measure range from the left-wing New Statesman, which has damned its "contemptuous" disregard of Commonwealth citizens' traditional right of free entry into Britain, to the Tory Times, which feared for the already fragile fabric of the Commonwealth. Last week, when the bill came up for a two-day debate in Parliament, the staid old House of Commons was plunged into such violent turmoil that the chair had to suspend a session...

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