GREAT BRITAIN: Sausage Machine

It was an evening session. The big clock over the Speaker's chair in the House of Commons was a few ticks short of 9:30. The Government's most extensive socialist measure yet—nationalization of almost all of Britain's privately owned inland transport—was in the bag, and everybody knew it.

But the Loyal Opposition had a few gasps of protest left in it before Labor's guillotine (TIME, March 17) chopped off the usual procedure of full discussion in the Mother of Parliaments. Tory Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe used the last few seconds before the deadline to tick...

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