Foreign News: That Mosley Affair

The uproar over the release from prison of Fascist Sir Oswald Mosley continued last week. Workers aimed their ire at Laborite Home Secretary Herbert Morrison, and Labor Minister Ernest Bevin was alarmed. He feared that the anger would 1) affect war production, 2) hurt the Labor Party in the next general election.

Albert Worrall, 24-year-old shop steward in a Vickers-Armstrong factory in Manchester, was fired. During a propaganda broadcast from the plant, he had shouted "What about Mosley?" into a BBC microphone. The Manchester branch of his union, the Amalgamated Engineering Workers, threatened to strike if he were not reinstated.

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