Great Britain: Dividing the Critics

When Labor had a perilous three-vote majority in Commons, Prime Min ister Harold Wilson found it easy enough to keep his party in line. But the urgency of party unity faded when Wil son won his 97-man margin in the March elections. Right-wing Laborites began criticiz ing him for failure to halt inflation or push toward the Common Market. The party's left wing hacked at Wilson for not nationalizing steel, for taking too tough an attitude toward the seamen's wage demands in Britain's five-week-old dock strike, and for backing the U.S. in Viet Nam and continuing to maintain Britain's...

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