When Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill returned to London after a rest cure devoted to reading Trollope, feeding tropical fish, dictating his memoirs, and holding conferences with his top Cabinet officers, the London press widely predicted that some important changes would be made in his government (TIME, Sept. 7). Last week, in the casual manner of British politics, the P.M. announced the reshuffling, but the big news was that it was only a small shuffle after all.

The principal changes: 1) three new ministers (for food, education and agriculture) were promoted to...

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