Foreign News: Down the Rebel!

Leaders of the British Labor Party assembled as somberly as admirals summoned for a gold-braid court-martial. The time had come at last to deal with Aneurin Bevan, the vat-dyed black sheep, the unregenerate guerrilla of British Socialism. "He's had it this time," said one leader grimly. "Only a miracle of the fishes could save him."

Behind closed doors, the 18 members of the party's "shadow cabinet" considered not whether to punish Nye Bevan, but how. By questioning and taunting Party Chief Clement Attlee on the floor of the House of Commons during the defense debate (TIME, March 14), the rambunctious Welshman had...

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