GREAT BRITAIN: Decay of the Conservatives

For three months, as the Government has struggled in the deepening morass of Britain's troubles, Winston Churchill has thrived on the confusion of his Laborite adversaries. His temper has shortened, his glower deepened and his oratory come to full flower again. He no longer talks about turning over his captaincy to a younger man. Some optimistic Conservatives have brightened; perhaps, after all, there is an immediate future for the Tory Party.

This week Churchill and his chieftains had a chance to overthrow the Government and force a general election. Labor was split over...

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