Britain: Outbluffing the Outraged

Mr. Wilson could have convinced the Titanic's passengers that hitting an iceberg, though unplanned and unfortunate, would eventually lead to valuable improvements in navigation and ship design.

—Manchester Guardian

Wilson could get away with ordering the massacre of the firstborn.

—A former Wilson Minister

Such comments, however hyperbolic, are apparently well deserved. Last week, as Britain's Labor Party gathered amid the fading Victorian splendors of the North Seaside resort of Scarborough, Prime Minister Wilson turned what might have been a repudiation of his policies into a rousing personal endorsement. Harold Wilson may not...

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