Foreign News: Elections

"Was there ever such a lovely morn as this? Misery melts and frustration is finished. Mr. Attlee at last has named the day. The joyful day. The day of Socialism's funeral. The day when six years of miserable misrule will be gone forever ... Glory, glory, hallelujah!"

Thus last week London's Tory Daily Express greeted the long-awaited, long-deferred decision of Prime Minister Clement Attlee to call autumn elections. Britain will elect a new Parliament on Oct. 25.

Crisis Mounts. Few Britons, Conservative or Socialist, shared the Express' mood of jubilee. But practically all agreed...

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