the present parliament by Malcolm Muggeridge in the eurrent New English Review some thumbnail sketches of our more eminent parliamentarians:
Mr, Attlee: '' He was quiet, intelli
gent. and insignificant . . patient merit. even in politics, brings its reward to those who arc prepared to wail. He has waited."
Mr. Bevin " There is something living. rich. about him ; a vital reaction to circumstances, which makes his speeches, especially after Sir Stafford Cripps' dissicated righteousness, like reading the Old Testament after hearing a talk on the facts of life by the geography matter at a co-educational school in Derbyshire." Mr, Morrison: " To be Lord President is a position of great eminence, yet, perhaps, not quite eminent enough to satisfy him."
Mr. Dalton: " Donnishness has set its stamp upon him, lie lectures, pausing if members cough and shuttle in their seats."
Mr. Churchill: " Mr. Churchill in this Parliament is like an aged but magnificent lion who has strayed by chance into a menagerie of performing animals. They do theii little tacks, acid he growls with a mixture of rage and bewilderment."