The World: Britain's Dangerous Mood

Britain began lighting up again last week. The country's striking coal miners (TIME, Feb. 28) overwhelmingly accepted the government's offer of a 21% pay hike and started returning to the pits. Despite the widespread public relief that the power crisis was over, darker days ahead for Prime Minister Edward Heath are predicted by Correspondent Honor Balfour, who has covered the British scene, including Parliament, for TIME since 1944. Her assessment:

THE mounting tide of hatred and violence, of obstinacy and impatience and disillusionment is leading to a breakdown of traditional values in a society that has for generations been revered for its...

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