Foreign News: Bevin Y. Bevan

Bevin v. Bevan

Ernest Bevin, the bull elephant of British labor, last week sat bulkily silent, beadily watchful, in the back row at a caucus of Parliament's Laborite members. The proposal: to expel from the Party his homonym—pink, grizzled Welshman Aneurin Bevan. The crime: Laborite Be-van's revolt against Labor Minister Bevin in the House of Commons.

At the tense and troubled meeting, Aneurin Bevan refused to recant. He argued that if he were bounced, 15 other Laborites who sided with him would also have to go. All over Britain, he warned, labor unions were...

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