Foreign News: Staying Put

The mutterings among the Tories were heard and noted. Winston Churchill rumbled into a meeting of Conservative backbenchers one day last week to answer the hints that he should bow out as Prime Minister (TIME, June 30). Well, he was not budging. Whenever his mind or health becomes inadequate for the task, said the 77-year-old P.M., he would pass the job to someone else—but at this hour, his mind and body are not complaining. Nobody got up to challenge him; he is still master.

By what 10 Downing Street took pains to say was coincidence,...

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