GREAT BRITAIN: Left About-Face

Peppery little (5 ft. 7½ in.) Emanuel Shinwell, Labor M.P., always had a diagnosis, if not a cure, for Britain's ills. "Manny" was always anticapitalist, anti-imperialist and against Britain's conservative governments, be they Labor, Tory or coalition. He was a leading Leftist in World War I, a vitriolic antidote to Labor's "traitorous" moderates in the years between the wars. He did not change his tune after World War II hit England: Churchill's coalition Government was "Winston's beauty chorus."

Last week Manny did an abrupt about-face, caused the Tory Daily Mail to headline: A LABOR PLEA FOR EMPIRE—Shinwell, Cheered by Tories,...

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