BRITAIN: No Time for Post-Mortems

As Tory M.P.s trickled into Committee Room 14 of the House of Commons last week to vote on the leadership of their party, former Prime Minister Edward Heath had every reason to feel confident that he would be reelected. After all, the polls showed that he was the first choice of 63% of all Tory supporters; he had been endorsed by virtually every member of the Conservatives' shadow Cabinet, as well as by hundreds of local Tory associations across Britain. But the results of the secret ballot were a shock: maverick M.P....

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