Great Britain: Into Battle

"I'm looking forward to this fight," said Sir Alec Douglas-Home last week. "I'm almost spoiling for it." He did not have long to spoil. Next day, as Parlia ment reassembled, shouting, leaping Tory backbenchers cheered lustily while the newly elected member for Kinross took his oath as an M.P. and moved into his place for the first time on the government's front bench. Pulling out a small red and gold ballpoint pen, Douglas-Home hunched down in his seat and scribbled furiously on slips of paper for the next 42 minutes while Labor Party Leader Harold Wilson delivered a cutting...

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