GREAT BRITAIN: Labor's Bad Week

The smell of an election year was in the air, and in the House of Commons frisky politicians responded to the scent. Debates became more edged, remarks more personal. In a week of such infighting, the Labor Opposition had a bad time of it.

Back Talk. First, Labor's Hugh Gaitskell tried to turn Britain's recent financial settlement with Nasser into a formal censure of the 1956 Suez invasion, which he described as a "disastrous act of folly almost without parallel in our history." Nor was ailing Tory Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden alone to blame, he went on: "There were...

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