Great Britain: Even If You Win, You'll Lose

In his seven years as leader of the Opposition, Hugh Gaitskell has fought hard to make the squabbling, divided socialists fit to govern. Last week, for the first time, he finally won the support of a virtually united, confident Labor Party. But he did so by taking a shortsighted, narrow-minded stand on the vital issue of British entry into the Common Market—a stand that ranges Gaitskell alongside the most abject left-wingers in his own party and the most bullheaded jingoists on the Tory side. As he prepared to lead his party into...

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