BRITAIN: Maudling's Fall

The British Conservative Party's "class of 1950" was perhaps the most impressive collection of young Tories ever to enter the House of Commons at one time. In its ranks were Edward Heath, Iain Macleod, Enoch Powell and Reginald Maudling, who together were to hold most of Britain's top offices of state during the next two decades. Yet now, only two years after the Conservatives' return to power, Prime Minister Heath has lost the services of all three of his longtime colleagues. Macleod died in 1970, shortly after becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer....

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