BRITAIN: The Fabulous Feat of Clay

Politics, as Clement Raphael Freud might put it, suffers from too many amateur comedians. Clay, as he is popularly known, is a pro. He is also the newest member of Britain's House of Commons. His spectacular upset victory in a by-election last month, combined with that of another Liberal on the same day, has set pundits pondering the possibility of a Liberal Party resurgence (TIME, Aug. 13). But for those who care less about which party is up or down than how entertainingly the game is played, the feat of Clay promises much more: a revival of wit at...

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