GREAT BRITAIN: The Fight for the Soul

Ever since war's end, Konni Zilliacus had been zooming and buzzing around the Labor government's left flank like a gnat harassing an elephant. Several times, the great beast had flapped its ears in protest. Last week it hauled off with its trunk and struck. Konni Zilliacus, M.P. for Gateshead, longtime Fabian and fellow traveler, was formally read out of the Labor Party.

More was at stake than "Zillie" (who retains his seat in Parliament despite his expulsion from the party). Within the last fortnight over 60 Labor M.P.s have flouted direct party orders...

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