Foreign News: Who Follows the Whirlwind?

A police summons was issued for Aneurin Bevan. charging him with dangerous driving and failure to stop after an accident. The accident, near London, was a minor affair, but it was not the only charge of recklessness made last week against Nye Bevan.

Commentators and columnists, Conservative or Socialist, everywhere condemned the manner, and frequently the matter, in Bevan's abrupt split with Labor Party Leader Clement Attlee (TIME, April 26) over approval of German rearmament and of U.S. leadership in world politics. Admitted the leftist New Statesman & Nation: "By this impulsive gesture, Mr. Bevan has postponed—possibly forever—his own chances...

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