Great Britain: Left-Right for the Team

For weeks Prime Minister Harold Wilson had been preoccupied with foreign affairs—daily consultations on Rhodesia, his trip to Washington to see Lyndon Johnson, his speech to the U.N. Home again last week, he took time out for some domestic housekeeping.

Out of the Cabinet went Thomas Fraser, who as Transport Minister infuriated Britain's freewheeling motorists by proposing a 70-m.p.h. speed limit and spot-check drunkometer tests. And out of the demanding home-secretaryship went Sir Frank Soskice, 63 and ailing, who intends to retire from politics by the next general election.

Man to Be Watched....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!