BRITAIN: Post-Election Role Reversal

Though he had more or less pooh-poohed Edward Heath's prophecies of economic doom during the election campaign, Prime Minister Harold Wilson managed to sound almost like an echo of his defeated Conservative opponent last week. Wilson told Britons that they "cannot look forward over the next two years or more to any general increase in living standards." He had derided Heath's call for a government of national unity to fight recession and inflation, but now after his fourth national victory, Wilson repeated Heath's appeal for national solidarity in Britain's "gravest crisis since the war ... We believe that our problems...

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