GREAT BRITAIN: The Grievance Man

On Britain's tight little island, the congestion of people, the spreading of the Welfare State (with its regulations as well as its benefits) and the inherent petty tyranny of multiplying bureaucrats add up to a frustrating experience for a determinedly individualistic nation. Even so doctrinaire a Socialist as the New Statesman's Editor Kingsley Martin grumbled last week: "Because there are too many people, regimentation becomes unavoidable, and so Socialism's basic idea of substituting cooperation for jungle fighting is lost; it becomes merely the demand for equal regimentation.''

Innumerable letters from outraged citizens and hapless victims pour in to British M.P.s...

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