Great Britain: Veering Toward a Vote

Britain buzzed with speculation last week over whether Prime Minister Har old Wilson would call a general election in the next few weeks. He had every reason to do so. The pound is strong, wages are up, and unemployment is at a near-record low. The fortunes of the Tory opposition are down, with polls showing Labor moving farther ahead in popularity. What better time to seek a margin in Commons more comfortable than the present three-seat majority? But to all inquirers, the stolid little Yorkshireman had one answer: "I shall make a statement in the right way at the...

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