GREAT BRITAIN: Inquest at Blackpool

The general election that swept the British Conservatives back to power last October left more than the defeated Laborites worried by Labor's defeat. In a country that invented the political theory of the Loyal Opposition and governs itself by the swing of the party pendulum, what kind of alternative choice is there in a doctrinaire and out-of-date party that had won only two general elections in half a century, and had just gone down to defeat for the third time in a row?

Labor's leader, Hugh Gaitskell, had waged a buoyant campaign that...

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