BRITAIN: Barely in Business

A breast-feeding mother with her two-week-old infant in tow. A Britain-baiting bartender from Northern Ireland. A maverick former Tory who has been widely denounced as a racist. It was an odd trio, but their support proved essential to Britain's beleaguered Labor government last week as Parliament narrowly passed a series of hotly debated bills. Had the measures been defeated, Prime Minister James Callaghan could have been forced to dissolve the Commons and call for new elections. The closeness of the votes was further proof that Callaghan's hold on No. 10 Downing Street has become as tenuous as the value of...