GREAT BRITAIN: Without Waffle

GREAT BRITAIN Without Waffle As the leathery old gentleman with the fixed smile stepped out of his train in smoggy Victoria Station last week, a solitary admirer among the 200 Londoners who had turned out to greet him raised an abortive cheer; in response, another member of the crowd shouted, "Adenauer, go home." then lapsed into abashed silence. Over the faces of a waiting band of British officials came a look of relief. All things considered, the visit of West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to patch up Anglo-German relations had got off to a good start.

A year ago when West...

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