Last weekend 70 leaders of Britain's Labor Party journeyed to the Beatrice Webb house, isolated on the Surrey Downs. It was from the late Beatrice Webb and her husband Sidney that Labor had drawn much of its original inspiration. Now, drained of inspiration and weakened by last February's general election, Labor had returned to the home of its spiritual parents to face the question: "Where do we go from here?"

The party's Socialist militants, headed by Health Minister Aneurin Bevan, went to the conclave determined that Labor must place all its hopes in an appeal to workers. Nationalization and more...

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