BRITAIN: Heading Toward Lollipop Land

As Britain headed into the homestretch of the second electoral campaign this year, the mood of the country and the sharply contrasting styles of its two major parties could not have been more clearly drawn. Offered a choice of Laborite Harold Wilson's balm or Tory Ted Heath's gloom, the voters seemed to be opting for the former.

At week's end, the polls showed Labor leading the Conservatives by margins ranging from 7½% to 9%. Of course the pollsters could be wrong, as they were in the last two elections. Even so, both the...

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