Great Britain: A Hint of Hope

To Harold Wilson, it seemed high time for plain speaking about Britain's six-week-old shipping strike. "It has been apparent for some time," the Prime Minister told the House of Commons last week, "that a few individuals have brought pressures to bear on a select few on the executive council of the National Union of Seamen. It is difficult for us to appreciate the pressures which are being put on men I know to be realistic and reasonable, by this tightly knit group of politically motivated men who are determined to exercise backstage pressures, endangering the security of the industry...

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