BRITAIN: Harold's Glass House

During the recent electoral campaign, Harold Wilson's Laborites got considerable political mileage from the charge that Tories had allowed land speculators to amass huge fortunes. Last week stories in two pro-Tory newspapers, the Daily Express and the tabloid Daily Mail, suggested that close associates of Wilson were speculators themselves. The papers also recounted various incidents in which the associates reportedly linked the new Prime Minister's name last year to a series of transactions that were to earn them a $1,860,000 profit on 95 acres of land that they had bought between 1967 and 1973 for $440,000. Scotland Yard...

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