GREAT BRITAIN: Getting Ready to Go

At 72, Clement Richard Attlee is getting ready to retire as leader of the British Labor Party. "I have had a long innings," the pipe-smoking ex-Premier told a London columnist last week. "I shall be glad when I can hand over to a younger man." Attlee had a slight stroke recently, and he is troubled by a persistent eczema. Intimates say that he looks fit enough, but is growing testy and has occasional periods of forgetfulness. As its next leader, the divided Labor Party, which went down to crushing defeat in this year's general election, has just about decided...

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