World: The Unchangeable George

One thing that proved a bit embarrassing for the Labor Party was an incident involving the ebullient George Brown, who is known to enjoy his drink. At a ball for party workers, some 30 photographers zeroed in on the Foreign Secretary. The persistence of the photographers so enraged Brown that he stomped off the floor, shouting that they had prevented him from dancing in peace with his wife Sophie.

Brown's fit of pique led the normally pro-Labor Daily Mirror, whose 5,000,000 circulation makes it London's largest tabloid, to take off after him. "The trouble about Mr. Brown is not that he drinks...

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