Foreign News: A Sort of Settlement

In Liverpool last week a venerable labor leader sentimentally told his colleagues: "After 30 years in the union it was the greatest pleasure of my life to see the Dock Road in such an idle state yesterday." At Southampton other union bosses sallied out in a motor launch to hurl the dreaded epithet "strikebreaker" at the crews of Royal Navy tugs which were towing the 81,237-ton Queen Mary out to sea. Without quite knowing how or why, Britain had drifted to the verge of a work stoppage which all the headlines said would be...

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