Great Britain: Something Rather Special

From his crucial conference in the sun (see THE NATION), Harold Macmillan flew home last week to a winter of trouble in Britain. The economy was none too healthy. Unemployment was rising. Britain's negotiations for Common Market membership hung precariously in the balance. Pressing their advantage, Labor and Liberal leaders cried gleefully that the government's foreign and domestic policies were on the brink of collapse. In Macmillan's own Conservative Party, backbenchers were openly restive, and would become even more fractious during Parliament's Christmas recess as they went home to measure the uneasy...

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