Foreign News: Pains of Prosperity

"We cannot go on like this," warned the Tory Daily Mail. "Ordinary men and women . . . are accusing the government of doing nothing," said the Tory Daily Sketch. Last week the government of Prime Minister Anthony Eden got even more pointed reminders of Britain's increasing dissatisfaction. In three by-elections for "safe" Conservative seats, the Tory percentage of the vote dropped by a surprising 7%.

The trouble was economic. The British public was bewildered and resentful. Only two years ago the Tories were boasting of a boom. Last fall Chancellor of the Exchequer...

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