Britain: Remarkable Recovery

HALLO, HAROLD! bannered the cover of London's Economist, and British papers, depending upon their bent, either hailed or deplored the sudden re-emergence of Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who only a year ago had seemed well on the way to political oblivion. Following the Labor Party's 1966 landslide victory, which gave it a 97-seat majority in Commons, the Laborites suffered an almost unrelieved series of setbacks. Plagued by problems at home and abroad, they lost one by-election after another to the Conservatives, and Labor's rating in the public opinion polls plummeted so low that one sampling last year showed the...

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