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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!