Foreign News: Trial of Aneurin Bevan

Britain's parliamentary Labor Party expelled its leading troublemaker last week and came close to splintering itself in the process. The troublemaker was Aneurin Bevan, 57, the mischievous Welsh spellbinder and best orator under 80 in British politics. At a party "trial" in the New Palace of Westminster, Bevan was charged with flouting party discipline and insulting his leader, 72-year-old Clement Attlee, during a debate in the House of Commons (TIME, March 14).

Like Old Bailey judges, Attlee and 13 members of Labor's shadow cabinet* took their places on the platform in Committee Room 14, overlooking...

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