Britain: Wilson Bounces Back

During the cheerless eight months since he had to devalue the pound, words of praise for Harold Wilson have been as scarce as sunshine at his habitual Scilly Isles vacation spot. Merchant Banker Jocelyn Hambro recently called him the worst Prime Minister since Lord North, who presided over the loss of the American colonies. The public, which voted Tory in by-elections all winter and spring, earlier this month gave Wilson the lowest rating that Gallup pollsters have recorded for any Prime Minister since they began sampling in Neville Chamberlain's day.

Differences have sharpened within his own Labor Party this year;...

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