GREAT BRITAIN: Churchill Speaks Last

In Parliament last week, Winston Churchill finessed rather than faced the hottest critical barrage of his Prime Ministership. Called for an accounting on the subjects of the loss of Crete and weaknesses in Britain's wartime economy, the foxy Prime Minister insisted that, since Parliament had forced the debate on him, he be allowed to speak last. His discombobolated, angry critics thereupon found themselves debating without any facts to debate about.

So little did they find to say that at one point there were only about 20 Members of Parliament listening. When it came...

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