Great Britain: Awash

Prime Minister Harold Wilson had barely got Britain's seven-week-old shipping strike settled when he found himself last week awash in a new sea of crises. The trouble began when Minister of Technology Frank Cousins huffed into 10 Downing Street one morning carrying his resignation. It was the first major defection from Wilson's leadership, and it concerned Wilson's prices-and-incomes bill, which had just been made public. Limiting wage increases to 3½% annually and levying fines of £ 500 on trade-union leaders who break the guideline, the bill naturally irks many labor chiefs—especially Cousins, who is on leave as chief of...

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