Great Britain: Ineffectual but Innocent

Her Majesty's Stationery Office announced jubilantly last week that the celebrated blue-bound volume entitled Lord Denning's Report (price: $1.05) had sold nearly 100,000 copies in 24 hours, an alltime record for an official document. Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition had somewhat less reason to rejoice. The report, based on a three-month investigation of the Profumo affair by Britain's second-ranking judge, dismissed most major charges and every squalid rumor of government culpability in the case. In 60,000 lucid words, Denning rejected persistent reports that other Tory ministers had been involved in bizarre sexual exploits, left no grounds for belief that John...

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