Foreign News: The Prime Backbencher

The curtain rang up on the final act of Winston Churchill's long and dramatic career last week. Even a statesman with his great flair for drama could have asked for no more effective tableau. There at stage center, its polished brass numerals gleaming in the lamplight of London's Downing Street, was the famed, ebon-black door marked "10." Choking the narrow street but held back to a respectful distance by alert bobbies were crowds of Londoners whose suspenseful interest in the drama was drawn taut by the lack of printed news caused by a newspaper strike (see PRESS). At 8:30 a spatter...

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