Great Britain: Rallying the Ranks

As the Labor Party gathered for its annual conference at Blackpool last week, Prime Minister Harold Wilson was dealing from strength in some respects. The latest National Opinion Poll showed the Labor Party once again leading the Conservative in popularity by a margin of 3.9% , after having trailed the Tories for most of the summer. The shaky pound had momentarily rallied to its highest exchange rate in 15 months, reflecting the first surplus balance of payments in two years. Wilson, however, found his greatest strength in his party's own weakness. With...

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