Great Britain: All Aboard Again

Prime Minister Harold Wilson had promised to disclose the names of "the tightly knit group of politically motivated men" responsible for prolonging Britain's crippling seamen's strike. Last week he did, but it was a bit anticlimactic. Everyone knew he had Communists in mind, but it turned out that they were Communists everybody knew about: eight prominent labor spokesmen of Britain's Communist Party who, admitted Wilson, had behaved in an entirely legal fashion throughout the six-week dispute.

What worried Wilson was a subtler point in the workings of industrial democracy. Unlike any other...

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