Political Trends in Britain

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Current Trends in British Party Politics

Political affairs in Great Britain are attracting more than ordinary attention in the United States. Uncertainties surrounding the leadership of each of Britain's two major parties have opened up the possibility of changes, sooner or later, which may have far-reaching effects on the political direction of the nation which is this country's closest and strongest ally.

The Conservative Party currently faces the prospect that Prime Minister Churchill at any time may feel obliged, however reluctantly, to step down from office and turn over leadership of the party and the government to Foreign Secretary Eden. The Labor Party is torn by internal conflicts and subject to periodic testings of strength between the moderate leadership of Clement Attlee and the nonconformity of ...

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