GREAT BRITAIN: Basic Revolution

Britain's Labor Government this week proposed a revolutionary act—in its implications the most sweeping act since the Soviet Government's decree of forced collectivization of the peasants (1929). It was the "Town & Country Planning Bill, 1947" drawn up by Lewis Silkin, Minister of Town & Country Planning.

Accompanying the bill was a White Paper.

Three weeks earlier the Government had published its sweeping, rigorous Farm Control Bill. With these measures—certain to be hotly debated and as certain to be passed—owners and users of Britain's land and everything "in, on, under or over the land" knew what they were up against, and...

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