World: The Winner

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Lord Home's crest shows a salamander standing in fire. To his friends, it symbolizes his patient, outwardly phlegmatic disposition, not easily touched by the heat of emotion, danger or disaster. As the grim-faced stream of ministers came and went through the black door of No. 10 Downing Street, the watching crowds got no hint of crisis from Lord Home's broad, boyish grin and jaunty stride. The Prime Minister-designate seemed serenely untouched by the jealousies and conspiracies of his riven party. As one Tory said not long ago: "He's never scared. He...

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