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AMERICAN VIEWS Social Life And Industry Will Be Affected Rec. 12.30. NEW YORK, July 26. Observers in Washington believe it is certain that there will be some changes in British foreign policy as a result of Labour's election victory. These changes, says the Associated Press, may tighten rather than weaken British and American cooperation, as the United States' expressed policy is to let the people have any government they want. The Associated Press foreign affairs analyst, de Witt Mackenzie, says that England's strong swing to the left is not a revolutionary upheaval but an evolutionary change, arising from Labour's desire for a bigger place in the sun for the new way of life. . Big changes in England's social policies must be expected. Big estates will disappear with increasing rapidity. There will be considerable nationalisation of industry. , Congressional Reaction

Mr. Churchill's defeat brought a mixed Congressional reaction. Senator George Ranking, Democrat member on the Foreign Relations Committee expressed the view that it would cause considerable uncertainty in international relations. Senator Aiken, Republican member on the Foreign Relations Committee, predicted vast repercussions in India and ..also said the Labour Government would not be so anxious to restore the Italian king. Representative Rankin, Democrat, saw Mr. Churchill's defeat as a Communist trend. He declared it should be a warning to the American people, and added: "I am disappointed. Mr. Churchill is a great man and has been a great servant of his country in the time of crisis. His defeat is distressing." Labour Leaders' Comment Mr. William Green, president of the American Federation of Labour, said that the Labour victory must be interpreted as the outcome of the British workers' insistent desire for higher standards of living and greater economic security. The results should not be viewed as repudiation of Mr. Churchill's brilliant war leadership, but rather as a rejection of the Conservative party's stand-pat domestic policies. The mineworkers' journal, in an editorial on June 1, said that the British Labour party did not want to win this election, recalling that Mr. Ramsay Mac Donald's Government carried the onus of reconversion difficulties after the last war. Mr. Sidney Hillman, chairman of the political action committee of the Congress of Industrial Organisations, said that the British election result was an occasion for rejoicing by liberal and progressive forces everywhere.

The American Zionist Emergency Council stated that the Labour victory gave hope that the intolerable regime in Palestine would now be ended.

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CHANGES AHEAD, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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CHANGES AHEAD Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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