Foreign News: A Rude Word

Two years ago campaigning Socialists called Winston Churchill a warmonger, and it rankled. Last week campaigning Tories seized on the Berlin Conference as proof that the charge was false—and also showed that in Britain wishful thinking about Russian intentions is not confined to Bevanites. The keynoter was handsome Sir David Eccles who, as Tory Minister of Works, got himself knighted for his coronation arrangements. Cried Eccles: "If it wasn't for [Churchill], there wouldn't be any talk with the Russians. You can feel the old man prodding those Americans, 'Get on with it, get on with it.' Old he may be, but...

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