GREAT BRITAIN: Taste of the Future

In the House of Commons, Tory M.P. Geoffrey Lloyd had concluded a long and bitter attack on the government's gasoline rationing policy. Lloyd swept his eyes over the thinned-out ranks of the Laborites, and turned to the Speaker. Said he: ". . . We . . . propose to divide the House," i.e., call for a vote on an earlier motion to adjourn.

On the government benches, Socialist Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison looked up in alarm, whispered to Clement Attlee, then turned to Chief Labor Whip William Whiteley. Whiteley scurried out, found...

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