Great Britain: Thin Margin for Harold

When Harold Wilson introduced his controversial wage-price freeze in July, his worst fear was that the move might alienate the chief source of his government's strength: the unions. So, as the powerful Trade Union Congress convened in Blackpool last week, the Prime Minister put his case to the delegates.

"Our measures are not aimed at unemployment," Wilson insisted, "but at redeployment"—releasing workers from less critical industries for jobs in export or other important fields (see WORLD BUSINESS). By any name, it sounded to the T.U.C. brothers like joblessness (which climbed by 52,558, to 316,714, in the last four-week period), and...

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