Great Britain: Three Out of Four for the Tories

"I think this is a pointer," said Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home triumphantly, "that we will do well in the autumn." At the very least, it was a pointer that a great many journalists and pollsters had been dead wrong about the Tories' political position. Defending four Conservative constituencies in by-elections this week, the party had been told by virtually everyone that it was in for trouble. At best, it was expected to hold the two safest of the seats, and some thought that the Tories might lose all four. Instead, Labor...

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