Great Britain: The Last Lap

"The tide has turned, and is now running strongly in our favor. One more shove and we can get Britain back on course." It was a brave boast, but as Britons prepared to go to the polls for this week's general election, Tory Leader Ted Heath clearly needed to pull out all the stops. Nor was his claim without a shred of support. Britain's major opinion polls did, in fact, register a slight shift to the Conservatives, though hardly enough to slice significantly into the Labor Party's huge lead.

It was, however, enough to convince hard-driving Heath that his fast-moving campaign...

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