Aviation: Knuckling Under

Even Britain's Laborites and Tories, who rarely agree on anything these days, found themselves united last week in anger at the U.S. With strong British backing, most of the airlines flying the North Atlantic route had just raised economy round trip fares 5%—and the U.S. had refused to go along. When Minister of Aviation Julian Amery rose in Commons and castigated the U.S. for "inciting American companies to break our law," he won cheers from both sides of the House. "This situation is unacceptable," said Amery, "and cannot be allowed to continue."...

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