Great Britain: And Then There Were Two

Shortly before his election last fall, Prime Minister Harold Wilson was asked what would happen if Labor won by a tiny majority. "We won't discuss nightmares like that," he snapped. The nightmare came true, and it has had Labor strategists tossing in their sleep ever since. Last week there was more reason than ever for restless nights, for Labor's three-vote margin in Parliament was trimmed to two by the death of Labor M.P. Norman Dodds, 61.*

Actually, Labor can do without any margin at all just now, since Parliament is in recess, and the government will call a by-election before it...

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