Great Britain: The Final Fortnight

With Britain's general election only a fortnight away, the major polls last week gave Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Labor Party an unprecedented lead-and increased the pressure on the Conservatives to find some issue with which to turn the tide. But Tory Leader Ted Heath was having a tough time.

For a moment last week, it seemed that he might have found an issue in the Common Market. A French official in London allowed as how France would now welcome Britain into the Common Market, provided, of course, that Britain met the Six's conditions. It was hardly anything new, but it...

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