BRITAIN: Clarion Calls

Thatcher on the attack

With Britain's May 3 elections fast approaching, Conservative Party Leader Margaret Thatcher's slashing attacks against the Labor government dominated the campaign. Speaking in Wales last week, she declared: "Change is coming. The slither and slide to the socialist state is going to be stopped, halted and turned back." All that Labor offered, she said, was "a clarion call for inertia and indolence." Ten points behind in the polls, Prime Minister James Callaghan was meanwhile giving low-key performances portraying himself as the leader...

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