Great Britain: After Hugh, Who?

The death of Hugh Gaitskell has left Britain's Opposition without a single figure who can be counted on to unite the Labor Party behind him. Worse yet, with election talk in the air, Laborites fear that no likely successor is of sufficient stature to win immediate national acceptance as a potential Prime Minister.

The party is torn between two leading contenders who personify the warring extremes within the party that took Hugh Gaitskell seven turbulent years to pacify. Top right-wing candidate is Deputy Leader George Brown, an earthy, onetime errand boy who infuriates...

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