Foreign News: Voice from the Rear

The tall, young Tory backbencher angrily waved an arm down toward his own government front bench. "There they sit," he cried, "a row of disused slag heaps." The occasion was a noisy passage in a depressed-areas debate back in the mid-'30s, and the critic was a comparatively unknown M.P. for Stockton named Harold Macmillan.

Last week a tall, young Tory back bencher angrily waved an arm toward his own government front bench. "The country and industry," he cried, "have looked in vain for economic leadership from the government." The occasion was a debate...

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