Cripps Leads the Commons

Strauss, Patricia
March 1942
New Republic;3/9/42, Vol. 106 Issue 10, p327
Highlights the popularity of Stafford Cripps in the British Cabinet System. Image of Cripps in British politics; Appointment of Cripps by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in War Cabinet in 1940; Assessment of Cripps' administrative skills in the House of Commons; Status and position of Cripps in Parliament; Overview view of political background of Cripps; Comment of Cripps that he is loyal to his principles, not to any party machine; Political significance of Cripps' speech on British Broadcasting Corp.; View that with his appointment to the War Cabinet as leader of the House of Commons, the chance for effective, urgent action increases; Outline of reason behind the appointment Cripps in War Cabinet by Churchill.


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