GR'EAT BRITAIN: Don't Get Rattled


Since the convulsions of the Suez crisis and Sir Anthony Eden's resignation as Prime Minister, all Britain has been eying "the little general election" in nine constituencies. Though these by-elections cannot shake the government's substantial majority (about 60) in the House of Commons, they are a good index of the Tory government's popularity.

The first three seats contested, Labor won. Last week the Conservative Party won two, but with pluralities gravely reduced. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan felt obliged to call a private meeting of the Conservative backbenchers. Said he: "Don't get rattled. The government is not going to be stampeded into...

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