GREAT BRITAIN: Salutary Warning

Up for debate in the House of Commons last week was Britain's hottest political issue: the Beveridge Plan to guarantee every Briton "freedom from want," "postwar social security," "provision for old age." The House stand would show whether or not conservative Britain after the war was prepared to pay through the nose to get a minimum of security for all its people.

On behalf of Winston Churchill's coalition Government, a special Cabinet Committee, including Laborites Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin and Herbert Morrison, drew up the resolution for debate. This document recommended the...

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