Great Britain: We're on Our Way, Brothers!

It was a scene that could happen only in the House of Commons. There on the front row sprawled the Prime Minister, his feet propped on the table beside the dispatch box, where his Chancellor of the Exchequer droned on sonorously about Britain's finances. From the jammed benches on both sides of the chamber came a cacophony of hoots and jeers. It got louder and louder as James Callaghan spelled out the political package that he and Harold Wilson had designed to please the public. First, he promised that there would be no major tax increases for the average wage...

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