Great Britain: Revolts from the Left

With his narrow parliamentary ma jority, one might expect most of Har old Wilson's troubles to come from the Tory opposition. Last week, however, he was confronted by two revolts from within his own Labor ranks.

One was the threat of a nationwide railroad strike to protest the govern ment's decision to hold wage increases to 3½% a year. Wilson met it smoothly.

At the last minute, he simply went to the conference table and sweet-talked the union leaders into accepting the wage ceiling (with a few minor fringe benefits thrown in).

The second revolt demanded harsh er treatment. It was an...