GREAT BRITAIN: Carrot Chancellor

"My trouble is a tired heart," said 61-year-old Sir Stafford Cripps last week as he resigned the Chancellorship of the Exchequer. "I suppose," he went on, "that the stress and strain of the past twelve years has had its effect. I suspected that all was not right twelve months ago and now this has been confirmed by my doctors."

The twelve years had been strenuous ones. In 1939 he had given up a top-drawer practice in corporation law for politics. He was tired of law suits, said Cripps, "of taking money from one...

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