GREAT BRITAIN: Trenchant Tory

In his first nine months as the Queen's First Minister, Harold Macmillan has been a good deal more effective in Cabinet and Commons than in the country at large. He commands debate by knowing his mind; he has repaired the party damage of Suez by acting as if it had never happened, while keeping on one of its architects, Selwyn Lloyd, as Foreign Secretary. His administration has not hesitated to make bold and imaginative redefinitions of military and economic policy. Yet Macmillan has not yet succeeded in translating his primacy among politicians into popularity among the people: in the latest...

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