GREAT BRITAIN: Out in Front

By law, a British Prime Minister is required to go to the people every five years —sooner if he thinks the time propitious. The Tories' five-year deadline is next May, but the betting is that Harold Macmillan will call an election in October or November. Reason: he is riding high. Last week a Gallup poll showed the Tories with a 590 edge over Labor, a gain of 2% in the past month.

Macmillan has gained popularity through the Ike-Khrushchev meeting—which Macmillan supporters credit him with sparking—and has seemingly not been hurt at home by Labor's effective jabs at British colonial...