GREAT BRITAIN: Toryism for the Masses

The wife of a Cardiff workingman, 41-year-old, pink-sweatered Florence Poynter, mother of two, brought cheers from 4,000 representatives at the Conservative Party's 71st annual conference at Blackpool last week. Her husband, said Mrs. Poynter, earned only £4 17s. 2d. (about $13.50) weekly, so that she had to leave her children and go out scrubbing. She had been better off before the war when her husband had brought home only £2 10s. By thus dramatically emphasizing the rise in the cost of living and affirming her faith in the Conservative Party, now in...

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