World: It's Only Macbelieve

Harold Macmillan may be in demand for years to come—at record stores. On the strength of a long-play disk that was billed irresistibly as Harold Macmillan Sings, the Prime Minister last week seemed likely to become one of Britain's top pop stars.

The title was only Macbelieve. In his major speech before the Tory Party conference last October, the Prime Minister gibed at the Labor Party's fence-straddling on the issue of Britain's bid for Common Market membership (the Socialists subsequently came out against it). The opposition's indecision, cracked the Prime Minister, reminded him of the 1931 Jerome Kern hit:

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