BRITAIN: A Choice, Not an Echo

The rival messages: Jobs and Trust vs. Tax Cuts and Freedom

Many of Britain's 35 million voters agree that the May 3 general election could be the country's most significant since World War II. If nothing else, the electorate will be presented with a clear choice, not an echo. Labor's standard-bearer is avuncular James Callaghan, 67, a soothingly familiar leader of his party with a simple message: jobs and trust. His Tory opponent is Margaret Thatcher, 53, determined to become not only Britain's first woman Prime Minister but a rigorously conservative one as...

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