Britain: Hardly a Honeymoon

One thing that Britain's Conservatives did not manage to win in their stunning election upset last month was a reasonably long political honeymoon. Last week, less than a month after Prime Minister Edward Heath had moved his things into No. 10 Downing Street, he was coping with not one but two major crises.

In Northern Ireland, where the anniversary of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne River offered an excuse for a renewed outbreak of religious warfare between Protestants and Catholics, the new government deployed one of the largest security details ever assembled in the British Isles. There...

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