World Notes: Aug. 5, 1985

BRITAIN The Tories in Rebellion

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has suffered several political setbacks this summer. Disaffection with her tight economic policies continues to grow, the Conservative Party limped in a distant third in a by-election last month, and Thatcher's approval rating has dropped to 34% in the most recent Gallup poll. But perhaps the cruelest blow came last week, when nearly 100 members of her party refused to back a Thatcher proposal to raise salaries for top government officials by as much as 46%. Both the Tory rebels and Labor opponents denounced the raises as insensitive, coming at a time...

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