All over Brighton last week, posters proclaimed: BRITAIN WOULD BE BETTER
OFF WITH THE CONSERVATIVES. As 4,000
Tories gathered at the seaside resort for the party's annual meeting, however, they were beginning to wonder whether they would ever get a chance to prove it. The idea that the Conservatives could lose the next election, which Labor Prime Minister Harold Wilson might call as early as next spring, once seemed absurd. Not any longer.
Only last spring, the Tories enjoyed an astonishing 25% lead over Labor in the opinion polls. Last week a new poll...