Britain: The Tories Prove a Thesis

There was every reason for last week's annual Tory conference to be a celebration. The Labor Party's economic programs have proved both unpopular and unproductive. Prime Minister Harold Wilson is widely accused of being a cynical and somewhat oily manipulator of power. Tory candidates have swept eight recent local elections, including those for two Parliamentary seats that were once considered safe for Labor. And the latest opinion poll showed a significant swing to the Conservatives, who now trail Labor by a mere 1.9% of Britain's voting public.

Instead of a blast, however, the...

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