Great Britain: Wilson under Fire

Not in the 30 years that the Gallup poll has been canvassing voters in Britain has there been such a drastic swing in public preference for a political party. Three months ago, Harold Wilson's Labor government had been riding high with an 18% lead over the Conservatives. By last week Wilson's party had not only lost its handsome lead but had actually slipped behind the Tories.

What bothered Britons was Wilson's drastic program to rescue the pound: the six-month freeze on wages, prices and dividends, to be followed by another six months of...

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