GREAT BRITAIN: Never 'Ad It So Good

Venturing forth early last week from Chequers, country residence of Britain's Prime Ministers, Tory Squire Harold Macmillan earnestly read the lesson (Joel 2: 15-16) at the Anglican parish church of Ellesborough. "Blow the trumpet in Zion," he intoned; "call a solemn assembly: gather the people." Barely 36 hours later, after a fast flight to Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Macmillan officially advised Queen Elizabeth that he planned to call a general election on Oct. 8.

"Important international negotiations lie ahead," said Macmillan. "It is clearly right that the people should have the opportunity...

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