Great Britain: Victory Without Advance

Into the House of Commons last week strode Edward Heath to launch his first parliamentary assault on the government as Britain's new Tory leader. It was something of a disappointment — a long and factual speech that even his supporters found some what on the dull side. Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who loves the cut-and-thrust of parliamentary debate, poured scorn on the Tories, dubbed Heath as "this Sir Galahad" who, he claimed, had deliberately misled the voters last year about the nation's economy.

Wilson won the debate as well as months of parliamentary peace as the House of Commons...

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