Britain: The Lesser Evil?

Officially, the campaign had not even begun, but the snipers were already at work. The Labor Party's sharpshooters opened their advertising effort with a photo of six figurines, representing Tory leaders, over a headline: YESTERDAY'S MEN THEY FAILED BEFORE. The Conservatives matched it with a huge photo of an overflowing wastebasket headlined: LABOUR SAY THEY WILL FIGHT ON THEIR RECORD. GOOD. HERE IT IS. Plainly, Britain is in for several weeks of cutting exchanges before the June 18 elections.

At the moment, Labor Prime Minister Harold Wilson holds an edge−a remarkable fact inasmuch as the Tories...

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