Great Britain: For Us, the Future

A month ago, Harold Macmillan was in such political trouble that he seemed to have nowhere to go but up. Last week he was up—way up.

A sluggish economy, a series of by-election setbacks, and last summer's ministerial massacre had undermined public confidence in the government and caused Macmillan's popularity to plunge to new lows in the public-opinion polls. Committed though he was to British entry into the Common Market, his leadership seemed to be faltering. There were alarmed predictions that rising antiMarket sentiment would split the party. In this atmosphere of...

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