Great Britain: A Bit Much

When Tory Sir Harry Hylton-Foster agreed to be Speaker of the House of Commons last fall, his decision was a godsend to new Prime Minister Harold Wilson. It meant that the Labor government would not have to reduce its perilously small majority by filling the non-voting post with a Laborite. But last week Sir Harry dropped dead on a London street, and to Labor that seemed a bit much, coming as it did in the wake of a Labor M.P.'s death fortnight ago, which trimmed Wilson's edge over the Conservatives to a mere two votes.

The hard-pressed Wilson now would have...

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