BRITAIN: Enter Un-Sunny Jim

The sense of relief was all but visible last week in the packed confines of Westminster Palace's Committee Room 14 when George Strauss, 74, an elder statesman of Britain's Labor Party, rose to address the assembled Labor M.P.s. By 176 votes to 137, Strauss announced, Foreign Secretary James Callaghan, 64, had, as expected, emerged as the third-ballot victor over Employment Secretary Michael Foot, 62, the voluble leftist ideologue. Thus ended the race for leadership of the party and occupancy of No. 10 Downing Street that had begun three weeks before when Harold Wilson resigned. After 13 years of tutelage...

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