A veteran foreign correspondent gives a liberal, semi-popular, political-economic picture of conditions in England today...

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A veteran foreign correspondent gives a liberal, semi-popular, political-economic picture of conditions in England today under the Labour government. She starts with a review of the living costs and standards of the ordinary Englishman in 1949 and an appraisal of his character, and she goes on to consider Parliament, the Labour ministry, and its figures, Attlee, Morrison, Bevin, Cripps, as well as the House of Lords, the powers of the Crown. There is a brief background on the origins and development of the party system, the Labour party, the Fabians and the cooperative movement. And in much the same way the conservative party is considered, its policy, its leaders, Churchill, Eden, R. A. Butler, Oliver Stanley. The final sections outline the status of British millionaires today, socialism in the rural sections, the influence of Oxford as a maker of statesmen, the health plan, the radio and press, trade unions, nationalization, Western Union. An overall picture on the pro-Labour side, which would serve as an interesting primer.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1949