BRITAIN: Ted and Harold on the husting

In a six-story Georgian-style office building on London's Smith Square, Prime Minister Edward Heath strode into Tory Party headquarters to sound the keynote for his campaign for reelection. "It is essential to have a strong government which is firm but fair," he declared, picking up the theme of the Tories' 12,000-word manifesto "Firm Action for a Fair Britain." Across the square, Labor Party Leader Harold Wilson, in a rival press conference, tartly retitled the Tory manifesto "Infirm and Unfair." Slimmer than during his two terms as Prime Minister and reflectively puffing...

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