GREAT BRITAIN: Sticks and Stones

For the first time since Winston Churchill became Prime Minister, millions of Britons last week began seriously to question his abilities. The progressive, widely read News Chronicle, asked: "Have we not been hypnotized by Mr. Churchill's personality, by the force of his rhetoric, by his hold on the House of Commons? Have we not been drugged . . . into a frame of mind in which we've lost our grip on realities?"

Almost alone among the angry national newspapers, Lord Beaverbrook's Daily Express argued: "The horse Churchill is pulling a heavy load...

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