BRITAIN: Poor Old Harold The Henpecked

It was all very tawdry and petty and spiteful, and political London last week was talking of little else. For years Labor Party insiders have clucked and gossiped about the peculiar relationship between former Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Lady Falkender, 44, his longtime and often evil-tempered private political secretary, who was just plain Marcia Williams before Wilson recommended her for a life peerage in 1974. Now Joe Haines, who served as Wilson's press secretary from 1969 until the Prime Minister's retirement from No. 10 Downing Street last April, has drafted a...

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