GREAT BRITAIN: Bowler Hats in the Saddle

In his bed, surrounded by mountains of papers and scurrying, harried aides, 76-year-old Winston Churchill buckled down to work. He wasn't ill; he just likes to operate as much as possible from bed. After his first cabinet meeting, Churchill bluntly announced that senior ministers' salaries would be slashed 20% and that his own pay would be cut from $28,000 to $19,600. In addition, said Churchill, there would be "large reductions in the use of ministerial motorcars." The cuts will be effective "during the period of rearmament, or for three years, whichever ends...

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