BRITAIN: Heath Looks for a Way Out

The predicament of Prime Minister Edward Heath's government last week recalled a World War I cartoon of two British tommies huddled miserably in a crater at the shell-scarred front. "If you know a better 'ole," one says sharply to the other, "go to it." Like the tommies, the Prime Minister badly needs a better 'ole. Heath is faced with a crisis that shows no sign of immediate relief—and threatens to wreck the nation's economy. His confrontation with the country's coal miners has reduced Britain to such austerity measures to conserve energy as cutting...

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