BRITAIN: Once More, Without Feeling

Ever since Laborite Prime Minister Harold Wilson squeaked to power in an indecisive election seven months ago, Britain's political parties have been girding themselves for a second clarifying confrontation over control of Parliament. This week Wilson is expected to announce the date (probably Oct. 10) for that contest. The mystery is why he kept the suspense going so long. Wilson's usually fractious Labor team seemed to be the only party poised for the long-awaited return engagement.

Edward Heath's Conservatives, who like to portray themselves as the party of law and order best...