Foreign News: Red Pockets

Beneath the bright white lights of Bournemouth's Pavilion—more commonly switched on for comedians and jugglers entertaining the seaside resort trade—Britain's trade-union movement showed its age last week. World War II and service in Britain's postwar Labor government have given the brash, rash revolutionaries of yesteryear a more mature sense of responsibility, a new aura of middle-class respectability. Less anxious to "nationalize everything," more alert to the Communist menace in their ranks, the leaders of the Trades Union Congress (8,377,325 members in 185 affiliated unions) have moved steadily to the right in recent years. But despite this right turn, some pockets of...

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