Foreign News: If They Be Not Satisfied

Britons sizzled last week over a 20% government cut in the tiny meat ration. The cut reduces the ration to eightpence (9¢) worth a week—about one small lamb chop or a matchbox-sized piece of steak. This is an alltime low—less meat than sweat-&-tears Churchill gave them in the worst days of the war.

Despite rising exports, Britain got into this meat hole because of a gimmick beloved of its doctrinaire Socialists, bulk buying. The fact that the government does all Britain's buying of essential foods and many other commodities is supposed to enhance its bargaining power, make imports cheaper for Britain's people....

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