GREAT BRITAIN: Black & White

A black week and a White Paper deepened Britain's gloom. The Crisis was bad enough; the future as outlined by the Government's report was described by the London Times as the "most disturbing statement ever made by a British government." The New York Times's Michael L. Hoffman went further. He wrote:

"Nothing but an early and profound change in the attitude of the British people toward the problem of national survival can prevent the present crisis from becoming a steady slide into conditions of poverty unknown in the Western world in modern times."...

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